Down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress, out of retirement.
Youth had been a habit of hers for so long that she could not part with it.
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Director Billy Wilder
refused to allow anymore cuts to this film. United Artists had already cut 12 minutes prior to a preview in Santa Barbara, and the screening had gone poorly with the audience, who were laughing during the wrong parts of the film. See more
When Doctor Vando and Dutch meet in the bar at approximately 30 minutes into the film, there is a closeup of Vando's earring. At the end of the scene as Doctor Vando leaves the bar (approximately 34 minutes), Vando points at his earring. This time, the earring is considerably thinner and smaller. See more
[Dutch insists on paying for their drinks so Dr. Vando will leave without finding the script he slipped into his coat pocket
No, no. It's on me. Please let me.
Because I'm crazy about you, Doc.
[referring to the gold hoop in his left ear
Don't let this earring fool you.
References Anna Karenina
('Sad Waltz'), Op. 44, No. 1
Composed by Jean Sibelius See more
13 September 1978 (France)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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