re: Some other Billy Wilder films
Posted by: BobPlak 11:45 am EST 11/25/22
In reply to: Some other Billy Wilder films - AlanScott 11:40 pm EST 11/24/22

This reminds me of something Jack Lemmon said in an interview on the old CNN Larry King show.

King asked him why Billy Wilder didn't direct him and Walter Matthau in The Odd Couple and Lemmon replied, "Oh, Billy would never adapt a play. He only wanted to direct his own original screenplays."

Billy Wilder directed the following:

Stalag 17
The Seven Year Itch
Witness for the Prosecution
One, Two, Three
Irma la Douce
The Front Page

... all based on plays! Lemmon was in the last three of them!

I wonder how much we read and hear is just not true. It's a depressing amount, even outside of politicians.

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