09 20 Oct '24
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Mel Stuart

Billy Wilder : The Human Comedy

Edition 1998
56' - 1997 - Historical, Biography, Music/Musical - Dialogue: English
Director: Mel Stuart Composer: Art Kempel With: Billy Wilder, Walter Matthau, Audrey Young
From the late 1930s to the early ‘60s, Billy Wilder dominated Hollywood’s Golden Age. He is one of Hollywood’s all-time greatest directors, producers and screenwriters, with over 50 films and six Academy Awards to his credit. His films range from stark melodrama, like “Double Indemnity”, “The Lost Weekend” and “Sunset Boulevard”, to antic farce, such as “The Seven Year Itch” and “Some Like It Hot”, to satiric comedy, like “A Foreign Affair” and “The Apartment”. For this documentary, the makers were given unprecedented access to Billy Wilder’s personal archives. In addition, the program includes scenes from Billy Wilder’s classic films and interviews with wife Audrey Wilder, actors Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Shirley MacLaine.

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Mel Stuart


Art Kempel


Billy Wilder, Walter Matthau, Audrey Young

Director of Photography

Half-Day Video


Victor Livingston


Mel Stuart, David Yarnell

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Countries of production

United States of America



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