"This is Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. It's about 5 o'clock in the morning. That's the Homicide Squad, complete with detectives and newspapermen," begins Billy Wilder's "Sunset Boulevard." "Let's go back about six months and find the day when it all started." And let's find out how much you know about those dark, cynical streets. Oh, and be sure to keep the coffee hot.
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