The last of the film noir we'll be watching for a while, Sunset Boulevard is a 1950 film starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson. This film is #17 on the AFI Top 100 list and #1 on the IMDB list of top film noir. I watched it recently and wrote a bit about it here. The trailer I embedded in that post is no longer available, but here's one... That one's gone, too. Let's see how long this one lasts:
Roger Ebert calls it a "great movie" and "the best drama ever made about the movies ". In their 1950 review, Variety notes the acting: "Performances by the entire cast, and particularly William Holden and Gloria Swanson, are exceptionally fine."
12/22/2007: Film Noir of the Week has a review.
4/2/2008: 1001Flicks has a review.
8/18/2008: Movie Zeal has a review.
8/23/2008: Film of the Year has a review as part of the Movies About Movies Blogathon.
4/1/2009: Only the Cinema has a review.