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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

Suggested MPAA rating: "PG-13" for Violent Content, Mature Thematic Elements and Smoking

No sex or nudity, but it is implied that Norma and Joe have a physical relationship as well as an emotional one.

Violence & Gore

A character is slapped hard on the cheek.

A woman attempts to commit suicide by wrist slitting (implied). We see bandages around her wrists a couple of scenes later.

Norma Desmond shoots Joe Gillis three times with a handgun near the end of the film.

The film opens with a scene of a dead body in the pool, no blood is seen although the narrator describes the scene.



Many of the characters smoke cigarettes throughout the film.

Minor amount of casual drinking. Joe attends a New Years Eve party where people are carousing and drinking.

The ending of the film is dark and depressing.

Swanson's performance of Norma Desmond is creepy, particularly the final shot.

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Argentina:13 / Australia:PG / Brazil:Livre / Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:A (Nova Scotia) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Finland:K-16 / France:U / Germany:12 (re-rating) / Hungary:14 / Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1951) / Portugal:M/12 (DVD rating) / South Korea:15 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 (original rating) / Sweden:11 (re-rating) (1982) / UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) / UK:PG (tv rating) / UK:PG (re-rating) (2002) / UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (2003) / USA:Not Rated / USA:Passed (National Board of Review) / USA:Approved (PCA #13955) / West Germany:16 (original rating)

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