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6 Lesser-Known Billy Wilder Movies to Watch

The comic master is justly celebrated for "Double Indemnity," "Sunset Boulevard," and "Some Like It Hot," but his career is full of underseen gems.

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What more can be said about the greatness of “Double Indemnity,” “Sunset Boulevard,” and “Some Like It Hot”? If director Billy Wilder had stopped there he’d still be considered one of the greatest filmmakers of all time — not to mention an even better screenwriter, one able to combine razor-sharp wit with deeply felt empathy for his characters. Today, June 22, is Wilder’s 113th birthday — he died in 2002, at age 95. And it’s a great opportunity to expand your knowledge of Wilder’s back catalogue: there’s more worth exploring in his career than just the obvious classics. Here are six other movies Wilder worked on that are deserving of your attention.

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