Avanti! Script

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Director:Billy Wilder
Written by:Billy Wilder (Screenplay), I. A. L. Diamond (Screenplay), Samuel A. Taylor (Theatre Play)

Script Synopsis:A successful businessman goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon-father's body only to discover dad died with his mistress of long standing.

Ace in the Hole Script

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Director:Billy Wilder
Written by:Billy Wilder (Writer), Walter Newman (Writer), Lesser Samuels (Writer)

Script Synopsis:A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to revitalize his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control media circus.

Hold Back The Dawn Script

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Director:Mitchell Leisen
Written by:Ketti Frings (Story), Charles Brackett (Writer), Billy Wilder (Writer)

Script Synopsis:Romanian-French gigolo Georges Iscovescu wishes to enter the USA. Stopped in Mexico by the quota system, he decides to marry an American, then desert her and join his old partner Anita, who's done likewise. But after sweeping teacher Emmy Brown off her feet, he finds her so sweet that love and jealousy endanger his plans.

Five Graves To Cairo Script

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Director:Billy Wilder
Written by:Charles Brackett (Screenplay), Billy Wilder (Screenplay), Lajos Biró (Story)

Script Synopsis:The British Army, retreating ahead of victorious Rommel, leaves a lone survivor on the Egyptian border who finds refuge at a remote desert hotel. He is helped by the hotel's owner, despite protest from the French chambermaid, afraid of the imminent arrival of Rommel and the Germans. John assumes the identity of the recently deceased waiter to survive.

The Seven Year Itch Script

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Director:Billy Wilder
Written by:George Axelrod (Screenplay), Billy Wilder (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:With his family away for their annual summer holiday, Richard Sherman decides he has the opportunity to live a bachelor's life. The beautiful but ditzy blonde from the apartment above catches his eye and they soon start spending time together - maybe a little too much time!

Love In The Afternoon Script

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Director:Billy Wilder
Written by:Billy Wilder (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Lovestruck conservatory student Ariane pretends to be just as much a cosmopolitan lover as the worldly mature Frank Flannagan hoping that l’amour will take hold.

One Two Three Script

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Director:Billy Wilder
Written by:Ferenc Molnár (Author), Billy Wilder (Screenplay), I. A. L. Diamond (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:C.R. MacNamara will do anything to get a promotion within the Coca-Cola company, including looking after boss W.P. Hazeltine's rebellious teenage daughter, Scarlett. When Scarlett visits Berlin, where C.R. is stationed, she reveals that she is married to a communist named Otto Piffl -- and C.R. recognizes that Otto's anti-establishment stance will clash with his boss's own political views, possibly jeopardizing his promotion.

Irma La Douce Script

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Director:Billy Wilder
Written by:Billy Wilder (Screenplay), I. A. L. Diamond (Screenplay), Alexandre Breffort (Author)

Script Synopsis:A Parisian policeman gives up everything for the love of a free-living sex worker.

The Front Page Script

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Director:Billy Wilder
Written by:Ben Hecht (Theatre Play), Charles MacArthur (Theatre Play), Billy Wilder (Screenplay), I. A. L. Diamond (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A journalist suffering from burn-out wants to finally say goodbye to his office – but his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.

Fedora Script

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Director:Billy Wilder
Written by:Tom Tryon (Story), Billy Wilder (Writer), I. A. L. Diamond (Writer)

Script Synopsis:An ambitious Hollywood hustler becomes involved with a reclusive female star whom he tries to lure out of retirement.