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Sunset Boulevard (film) Quotes

Sunset Boulevard (film) is a TV show that first aired in 1970 . Sunset Boulevard ended in 1970.

It features Charles Brackett as producer, Franz Waxman in charge of musical score, and John F. Seitz as head of cinematography.

Sunset Boulevard (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Sunset Boulevard (film) is 110 minutes long. Sunset Boulevard (film) is distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The cast includes: William Holden as Joe Gillis, Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, Nancy Olson as Betty Schaefer, Fred Clark as Sheldrake, Erich von Stroheim as Max Von Mayerling, Lloyd Gough as Morino, and Jack Webb as Artie Green.

Sunset Boulevard (film) Quotes

William Holden as Joe Gillis

  • (William Holden) "Next time I'll bring my autograph album along. Or, maybe a hunk of cement and ask for your footprint."
  • (William Holden) "Better yet, why don't you come out and see for yourself. The address is 10,086 Sunset Boulevard."
  • (William Holden) "She's quite a character, that Norma Desmond."
  • (Erich von Stroheim) "She was the greatest of them all. You wouldn't know, you're too young. In one week she received 17,000 fan letters. Men bribed her hair dresser to get a lock of her hair. There was a Maharaja who came all the way from India to beg one of her silk stockings. Later he strangled himself with it."
  • (William Holden) "Well, I sure turned into an interesting driveway."
  • (William Holden) "Norma, I haven't done anything."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Of course, you haven't. I wouldn't let you."
  • (William Holden) "Just so you don't think I'm a complete swine, if there's anything in 'Dark Windows' you can use; take it, it's all yours."
  • (Nancy Olson) "Well, for heavens sake. Come on in, have a chair."
  • (William Holden) "I mean it. Its no good to me anyway. Help yourself."
  • (Nancy Olson) "Now, why should you do that?"
  • (William Holden) "If you get a hundred thousand for it, you buy me a box of chocolate creams. If you get an Oscar, I get the left foot."
  • (William Holden) "Audiences don't know somebody sits down and writes a picture; they think the actors make it up as they go along."
  • (William Holden) "Tell her, Max. C'mon, do her that favor. Tell her there isn't going to be any picture. Tell her there are no fan letters other than the ones you write."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "It's not true. Max."
  • (Erich von Stroheim) "Madame is the greatest star of them all."
  • (William Holden) "Yes, this is Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California. It's about 5 o'clock in the morning. That's the homicide squad, complete with detectives and newspaper men."
  • (William Holden) "Oh, wake up, Norma, you'd be killing yourself to an empty house. The audience left twenty years ago. Now, face it."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "That's a lie. They still want me."
  • (William Holden) "I'm not an executive, just a writer."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "You are, are you? writing words, words, more words. Well, you'll make a rope of words and strangle this business. With a microphone there to catch the last gurgles, and Technicolor to photograph the red, swollen tongues."
  • (William Holden) "May I say that you smell really special?"
  • (Nancy Olson) "It must be my new shampoo."
  • (William Holden) "That's no shampoo. It's more like freshly-laundered linen handkerchiefs, like a brand new automobile. How old are you anyway?"
  • (Nancy Olson) "Twenty-two."
  • (William Holden) "Smart girl. Nothing like being twenty-two."
  • (William Holden) "You know, to me, getting dressed up was always just putting on my dark blue suit."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "I don't like the studs they sent. I want you to have a pearl; a big luscious pearl."
  • (William Holden) "Well, I'm not going to wear earrings. I can tell you that."
  • (William Holden) "What do you think I've been doing? I need 300 dollars."
  • (Lloyd Gough) "Sweetheart, maybe what you need is another agent."
  • (William Holden) "Wait a minute, haven't I seen you before? I know your face."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Get out. Or, shall I call my servant?"
  • (William Holden) "You're Norma Desmond. You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "I am big. It's the pictures that got small."
  • (William Holden) "I didn't know you were planning a comeback."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "I hate that word. It's a return, a return to the millions of people who have never forgiven me for deserting the screen."
  • (William Holden) "And there's a great little part for Bill Demarest. One of the trainers. Old time player who got beaned. Goes out of his head sometimes."

Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond

  • (Gloria Swanson) "The last time I saw you was someplace very gay. I remember waving to you. I was dancing on a table."
  • (Cecil B. DeMille) "A lot of people were. Lindbergh had just landed in Paris."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "You're a writer, you said."
  • (William Holden) "Why?"
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Are you or aren't you?"
  • (William Holden) "That's what it says on my Guild card."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "And you have written pictures, haven't you?"
  • (William Holden) "I sure have. Want a list of my credits?"
  • (Gloria Swanson) "I want to ask you something. Come in here."
  • (William Holden) "Last one I wrote was about Okies in the Dust Bowl. You'd never know because when it reached the screen, the whole thing played on a torpedo boat."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "There are no other guests. We don't want to share this night with other people. This is for you and me."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "It's the story of Salome. I think I'll have DeMille direct it."
  • (William Holden) "DeMille?"
  • (Gloria Swanson) "We made a lot of pictures together."
  • (William Holden) "And you'll play Salome?"
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Who else?"
  • (Gloria Swanson) "One diamond."
  • (Anna Q. Nilsson) "One heart."
  • (H. B. Warner) "Spade."
  • (Buster Keaton) "Pass."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "We don't need two cars, we have a car. Not one of those cheap new things made of chromium and spit, an Isotta-Fraschini. Have you ever heard of Isotta-Fraschini? All handmade. Cost me $28,000."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "There once was a time in this business when I had the eyes of the whole world. But that wasn't good enough for them, oh no. They had to have the ears of the whole world too. So they opened their big mouths and out came talk. Talk. TALK."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "We didn't need dialogue. We had faces."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Salome -- what a woman. What a part. The princess in love with a holy man. She dances the dance of the seven veils. He rejects her. So, she lands his head on a golden tray; kissing his cold, dead lips."
  • (William Holden) "They'll love it in Pamona."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "They'll love it every place."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "No one ever leaves a star. That's what makes one a star."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "I'll do it again. I'll do it again. I'll do it again --"
  • (Gloria Swanson) "There just aren't any faces like that any more. Maybe one; Garbo."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Young man, tell me something; how long is a movie script these days? I mean how many pages?"
  • (William Holden) "Depends on what it is: a Donald Duck or a Joan of Arc."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "You know, this floor used to be wood. But, I had it changed. Valentino said there's nothing like tile for a tango."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Great stars have great pride."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Those idiot producers. Those imbeciles. Haven't they got any eyes? Have they forgotten what a star looks like? I'll show them. I'll be up there again, so help me."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "And I promise you I'll never desert you again because after 'Salome' we'll make another picture and another picture. You see, this is my life. It always will be. Nothing else. Just us, and the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark --. All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "How much will it be? I warn you, don't give me a fancy price just because I'm rich."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Sagittarius. I like Sagittarians; you can trust them."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "This way. In here. I put him on my massage table, in front of the fire. He always liked fires and poking at them with a stick. I've made up my mind, we'll bury him in the garden."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "I can't go on with the scene. I'm too happy. Mr. DeMille, do you mind if I say a few words? Thank you. I just want to tell you all how happy I am to be back in the studio, making a picture again. You don't know how much I've missed all of you."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Jonesy. Hey, Jonesy."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "I'd like the coffin to be white, and I want it specially lined with satin. White -- or pink. Maybe red. Bright flaming red. Let's make it gay."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Don't be silly."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Here, I was going to give it to you at midnight."
  • (William Holden) "Norma, I can't take it, you've bought me enough."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Shut up, I'm rich. I'm richer than all this new Hollywood trash. I've got a million dollars."
  • (William Holden) "Keep it."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Own three blocks downtown, I've got oil in Bakersfield, pumping, pumping, pumping. What's it for but to buy us anything we want."
  • (William Holden) "Cut out that "us" business."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "What's the matter with you?"
  • (William Holden) "What right do you have to take me for granted?"
  • (Gloria Swanson) "What right? Do you want me to tell you?"
  • (William Holden) "Has it ever occurred to you that I may have a life of my own? That there may be some girl I'm crazy about?"
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Who? Some car hop, or dress extra?"
  • (William Holden) "What I'm trying to say is that I'm all wrong for you. You want a Valentino, somebody with polo ponies, a big shot."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "What you're trying to say is that you don't want me to love you. Say it. Say it."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "I'm not just selling the script. I'm selling me."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "They took the idols and smashed them, the Fairbankses, the Gilberts, the Valentinos. And who've we got now? Some nobodies."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Cameras? What is it Max?"
  • (Erich von Stroheim) "The cameras have arrived."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "They have? Tell Mr. DeMille I'll be on the set at once."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "You there. Why are you so late? Why have you kept me waiting so long?"
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Without me, there wouldn't be any Paramount studio."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Cut away from me?"
  • (William Holden) "Well, honestly, its a little too much of you. They don't want you in every scene."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "They don't? Then why do they still write me fan letters every day? Why do they beg me for my photographs? Why? Because they want to see me. Me. Norma Desmond."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "No one ever leaves a star --"

Nancy Olson as Betty Schaefer

  • (Nancy Olson) "Where have you been keeping yourself? I've got the most wonderful news for you."
  • (William Holden) "I haven't been keeping myself at all, lately."
  • (Nancy Olson) "Are you hungry?"
  • (William Holden) "Hungry? After 12 years in a Burmese jungle, I'm starving, Lady Agatha, starving for a white shoulder."
  • (Nancy Olson) "Philip you're mad."
  • (William Holden) "Thirsting for the coolness of your lips."
  • (Nancy Olson) "I've been hoping to run into you."
  • (William Holden) "What for? To recover that knife you stuck in my back?"
  • (Nancy Olson) "Don't you sometimes hate yourself?"
  • (William Holden) "Constantly."
  • (Nancy Olson) "Oh, I'm sorry, Mr. Gillis, but I just didn't think it was any good. I found it flat and trite."
  • (William Holden) "Exactly what kind of material do you recommend? James Joyce? Dostoyevsky?"
  • (Nancy Olson) "I just think that pictures should say a little something."
  • (William Holden) "Oh, one of the message kids. Just a story won't do. You'd have turned down Gone With the Wind."
  • (Fred Clark) "No, that was me. I said, "Who wants to see a Civil War picture?""
  • (Nancy Olson) "Perhaps the reason I hated "Bases Loaded" is that I knew your name. I'd always heard you had some talent."
  • (William Holden) "That was last year. This year I'm trying to earn a living."
  • (Nancy Olson) "So, you take plot 27A, make is glossy, make it slick?"
  • (Fred Clark) "Eh-eh-eh-eh. Those are dirty words. You sound like a bunch of New York critics."
  • (Nancy Olson) "I got a telegram from Artie."
  • (William Holden) "From Artie? What's wrong?"
  • (Nancy Olson) "He wants me to come out to Arizona. He says it only costs two dollars to get married there. It would kinda save us a honeymoon."
  • (Nancy Olson) "Oh, the old familiar story. You help a timid little soul cross a crowded street, she turns out to be a multimillionaire and leaves you all her money."
  • (William Holden) "That's the trouble with you readers, you know all the plots"
  • (Nancy Olson) "I think you should throw out all that psychological mess; exploring the killers sick mind."
  • (William Holden) "Psychopaths sell like hotcakes."
  • (Nancy Olson) "I'll get us a refill of this horrible liquid."
  • (William Holden) "You'll be waiting for me?"
  • (Nancy Olson) "With a wildly beating heart."
  • (William Holden) "Life can be beautiful."

Fred Clark as Sheldrake

  • (Fred Clark) "That'll be all Miss Kramer; Scaefer."
  • (Nancy Olson) "Goodbye, Mr. Gillis."
  • (William Holden) "Next time I'll write you "The Naked and the Dead"."
  • (Fred Clark) "Of course, we're always looking for a Betty Hutton. Do you see it as a Betty Hutton?"
  • (William Holden) "Frankly, no."
  • (Fred Clark) "No, wait a minute. If we made it a girls softball team. Put in a few numbers. Might make a cute musical: "It Happened in the Bullpen; A Story of a Woman"."

Erich von Stroheim as Max Von Mayerling

  • (Erich von Stroheim) "If you need any help with the coffin, call me."
  • (Erich von Stroheim) "Madame is wanted on the telephone."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "You know better than to interrupt me."
  • (Erich von Stroheim) "Paramount is calling."
  • (Gloria Swanson) "Who?"
  • (Erich von Stroheim) "Paramount studios."
  • (Erich von Stroheim) "There were three young directors who showed promise in those days: D. W. Griffith, Cecil B. DeMille, and Max Von Mayerling."
  • (William Holden) "And she's turned you into a servant."
  • (Erich von Stroheim) "It was I who asked to come back, as humiliating as it may seem. I could have continued my career; only I found everything unendurable after she'd left me. You see, I was her first husband."
  • (Erich von Stroheim) "Madame has moments of melancholy."
  • (Erich von Stroheim) "You see those offices up there? That was Madame's dressing room, the whole row."
  • (William Holden) "Didn't leave much for Wallace Reid."
  • (Erich von Stroheim) "Oh, he had a big bungalow on wheels."

Jack Webb as Artie Green

  • (Jack Webb) "Hey Joe, I said you could have my couch. I didn't say you could have my girl."

Lloyd Gough as Morino

  • (Lloyd Gough) "Don't you know the finest things in the world have been written on an empty stomach."

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