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Movies Written By Billy Wilder

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This is a list of films written by Billy Wilder, screenwriter. This list of movies written by Billy Wilder is alphabetical and can be sorted for other bits of information such as who directed the film and what genre it falls under. These Billy Wilder screenplays are not unfinished works; they have all been produced and released somewhere in the world. Any unreleased Billy Wilder films are not included on this list. Billy Wilder has written some very iconic movies over the years, so if you're trying to find popular Billy Wilder films that you haven't seen already then this list is the perfect guide for doing so.

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This list includes almost all of Billy Wilder's screenplay credits. You can click on the names of the movies Billy Wilder wrote in order to find out more about each individual Billy Wilder film. Trailers for each movie can also be seen if you click on the video previews for these Billy Wilder films. (31 items)
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Marlene Dietrich, Jean Arthur, Millard Mitchell
A Foreign Affair is a 1948 American romantic comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, and John Lund. The screenplay by Wilder, Charles Brackett, and ...more
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Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Iron Eyes Cody
Ace in the Hole is a 1951 American film noir starring Kirk Douglas as a cynical, disgraced reporter who stops at nothing to try to regain a job on a major newspaper. It marked a series of firsts ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Walter Abel
Arise, My Love is a 1940 American romantic comedy film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Mitchell Leisen, written by Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett and Jacques Théry. The film stars ...more
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Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Dana Andrews
This film is a 1941 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks and starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. This Samuel Goldwyn Productions film concerns a group of professors ...more
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David Niven, Gary Cooper, Claudette Colbert
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife is a 1938 American romantic comedy film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, and starring Claudette Colbert and Gary Cooper. The film is based on the ...more
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Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Klaus Kinski
Buddy Buddy is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder that stars Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on the 1973 French language ...more
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Woody Allen, Ursula Andress, Peter O'Toole
Casino Royale is a 1967 spy comedy film originally produced by Columbia Pictures starring an ensemble cast of directors and actors. It is loosely based on Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel. ...more
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Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Fred MacMurray
Double Indemnity is a 1944 American film noir, directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, and produced by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Sistrom. The screenplay was based on ...more
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Anne Baxter, Erich von Stroheim, Franchot Tone
Five Graves to Cairo is a 1943 World War II film by Billy Wilder, starring Franchot Tone and Anne Baxter. It is one of a number of films based on Lajos Bíró's play Színmű ...more
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Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard, Charles Boyer
Hold Back the Dawn is a 1941 romantic film in which a Romanian gigolo marries an American woman in Mexico in order to gain entry to the United States, but winds up falling in love with her. It ...more
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Kim Novak, Dean Martin, Henry Gibson
Kiss Me, Stupid is a 1964 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Dean Martin, Kim Novak, and Ray Walston. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on the play ...more
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Lew Ayres, Reginald Denny, Sterling Holloway
Lottery Lover is a 1935 comedy, music and romance film written by Franz Schulz and Billy Wilder and directed by Wilhelm Thiele.
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Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevalier
Love in the Afternoon is a 1957 American romantic comedy film produced and directed by Billy Wilder which stars Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore
Midnight is a 1939 American screwball comedy film directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer, Mary Astor, and Elaine Barrie. Written ...more
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Greta Garbo, Bela Lugosi, Melvyn Douglas
Ninotchka is a 1939 American film made for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer by producer and director Ernst Lubitsch that stars Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas. It was written by Billy Wilder, Charles ...more
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Kurt Gerron, Valeska Gert, Heinrich Gretler
People on Sunday is a 1930 German silent drama film directed by Curt and Robert Siodmak from a screenplay by Billy Wilder. The film follows the lives of a group of residents of Berlin on a ...more
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Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden
Sabrina is a 1954 American romantic comedy film directed by Billy Wilder, adapted for the screen by Wilder, Samuel A. Taylor, and Ernest Lehman from Taylor's play Sabrina Fair. It stars Humphrey ...more
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Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis
Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American comedy film set in 1929, directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. The film is about two musicians who dress in drag in ...more
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William Holden, Peter Graves, Otto Preminger
Stalag 17 is a 1953 film which tells the story of a group of American airmen held in a German WWII prisoner camp, who come to suspect that one of their number is an informant. It was adapted ...more
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William Holden, Buster Keaton, Gloria Swanson
Sunset Boulevard—stylized onscreen as SUNSET BLVD.—is a 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. It was named after the ...more
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Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray
The Apartment is a 1960 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Billy Wilder, which stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. It was Wilder's next movie after Some ...more
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Cary Grant, David Niven, Loretta Young
The Bishop's Wife, also known as Cary and the Bishop's Wife, is a Samuel Goldwyn romantic comedy feature film from 1947, starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven in a story about an ...more
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Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Lurene Tuttle
The Fortune Cookie is a 1966 film starring Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in their first on-screen collaboration, and directed by Billy Wilder from a script by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond.
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Susan Sarandon, Carol Burnett, Jack Lemmon
The Front Page is a 1974 American comedy-drama film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on Ben Hecht and ...more
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Jane Wyman, Ray Milland, Howard Da Silva
The Lost Weekend is a 1945 American drama film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four: Best Picture, Best ...more