A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.
- Genre: Drama
- Studio: Paramount
- Keyword: new year's eve, screenwriter, jealousy, butler, loss of sense of reality, diva, delusion, film noir, hollywood, los angeles, california, black and white, madness, aging actor, has been, silent film star, grandiose behavior, kept man, movie studio
- Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough