Originally released as a motion picture in 1950.
Special features: Sunset Boulevard : the beginning; The noir side of Sunset Boulevard ; Sunset Boulevard becomes a classic ; Two sides of Ms. Swanson ; Stories of Sunset Boulevard ; Mad about the boy: a portrait of William Holden ; Recording Sunset Boulevard ; The city of Sunset Boulevard ; Morgue prologue script pages ; The score of Sunset Boulevard ; Behind the gates: the lot ; Hollywood location map ; Paramount in the '50s: Retrospective featurette ; Edith Head: the Paramount years ; original theatrical trailer ; galleries; commentary by Ed Sikov.
See packaging for list of special features.
Director of photography, John F. Seitz ; editor, Arthur Schmidt ; music score, Franz Waxman.
William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb, Cecil B. DeMille, Hedda Hopper, Buster Keaton.
In English or dubbed French or Spanish with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned in English.
Academy Awards, 1951: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White ; Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture ; Best Writing, Story and Screenplay.
National Film Registry selection, 1989.