HOLLYWOOD: Policeman, Midwife, Bastard

Director Billy Wilder, fresh off the boat from Europe and without a bean in his pocket, picked up his first salary check in Hollywood by hiring out as a stunt man and jumping into a swimming pool in full fig. Since that day, he has splashed about so energetically in the cinema swim that now he is established beyond question as one of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters, as a director who ranks with George Stevens (The Diary of Anne Frank), William Wyler (Ben Hur) and Fred Zinneman (A Nun's Story) in the Big...

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