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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Billy Wilder (June 22 1906March 27 2002) was an Austrian-born, Jewish-American journalist, screenwriter, film director, and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. Many of Wilder's films achieved both critical and public acclaim.


This is a chronological list of films which Billy Wilder was involved with, in either writing, directing, producing, or a combination of the three.

Writing only

Year Film Involvement
1929 Der Teufelsreporter (also known as Hell of a Reporter) Writer
1930 Menschen am Sonntag (also known as People on Sunday) Writer
1930 Ein Burschenlied aus Heidelberg Writer
1931 Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht (also known as Looking for His Murderer) Writer
1931 Ihre Hoheit befiehlt (also known as Her Grace Commands) Writer
1931 Der falsche Ehemann (also known as The Wrong Husband) Writer
1931 Princesse, à vos ordres! Writer
1931 Emil und die Detektive (also known as Emil and the Detectives) Writer
1932 Un rêve blond Writer
1932 Un peu d'amour Writer
1932 Happily Ever After Writer
1932 Der Sieger (also known as The Victor) Writer
1932 Es war einmal ein Walzer (also known as Once There Was a Waltz) Writer
1932 Ein blonder Traum (also known as A Blonde's Dream) Writer
1932 Scampolo, ein Kind der Strasse Writer
1932 Where Is the Lady? Writer
1932 Das Blaue von Himmel Writer
1933 Was Frauen träumen (also known as What Women Dream) Writer
1933 Madame wünscht keine Kinder (also known as Madame Wants No Children) Writer
1933 Madame ne veut pas d'enfants (also known as No Children Wanted) Writer
1933 Adorable Writer
1934 One Exciting Adventure Writer
1934 Music in the Air Writer
1935 Under Pressure Writer
1935 The Lottery Lover Writer
1937 Champagne Waltz Writer
1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Writer
1938 That Certain Age Writer
1939 Midnight Writer
1939 What a Life Writer
1939 Ninotchka Writer
1940 Rhythm on the River Writer
1940 Arise, My Love Writer
1941 Hold Back the Dawn Writer
1941 Ball of Fire Writer
1947 The Bishop's Wife Writer (uncredited)
1948 A Song Is Born Writer
1960 Ocean's Eleven Writer (uncredited)
1967 Casino Royale Writer (uncredited)


Year Film Involvement
1934 Mauvaise Graine (also known as Bad Seed) Director/Writer
1942 The Major and the Minor Director/Writer
1943 Five Graves to Cairo Director/Writer
1944 Double Indemnity Director/Writer
1945 The Lost Weekend Director/Writer
1945 Death Mills Director
1948 The Emperor Waltz Director/Writer
1948 A Foreign Affair Director/Writer
1950 Sunset Boulevard Director/Writer
1951 Ace in the Hole Director/Writer/Producer
1953 Stalag 17 Director/Writer/Producer
1954 Sabrina Director/Writer/Producer
1955 The Seven Year Itch Director/Writer/Producer
1957 The Spirit of St. Louis Director/Writer
1957 Love in the Afternoon Director/Writer/Producer
1957 Witness for the Prosecution Director/Writer
1959 Some Like It Hot Director/Writer/Producer
1960 The Apartment Director/Writer/Producer
1961 One, Two, Three Director/Writer/Producer
1963 Irma la Douce Director/Writer/Producer
1964 Kiss Me, Stupid Director/Writer/Producer
1966 The Fortune Cookie Director/Writer/Producer
1970 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Director/Writer/Producer
1972 Avanti! Director/Writer/Producer
1974 The Front Page Director/Writer
1978 Fedora Director/Writer/Producer
1981 Buddy Buddy Director/Writer

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