Double Feature: New Digital Restoration! SUNSET BOULEVARD, 1950, Paramount, 110 min. Director Billy Wilder exerts a master’s control over the ultimate Hollywood noir, one of the greatest films ever made. Beleaguered screenwriter Joe Gillis (William Holden) is thrown by fate into the clutches of aging silent-screen star Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) and exploits her delusional quest for a big-screen comeback. Joe, you should have stuck with the baseball picture.
Archival Print! THE OTHER WOMAN, 1954, 20th Century Fox, 81 min. Dir. Hugo Haas. When megalomaniacal film director Walter Darman (Hugo Haas) fires no-talent actress Sherry Stewart (Cleo Moore) from his latest artistic opus, the shamed sexpot schemes revenge. She drugs Darman, convinces him they’ve shared a night of scandalous debauchery and begins the blackmail. But this is a director with experience at rewriting other people’s scripts…