They Were Collaborators #584


Otto Preminger and Billy Wilder

4 comments:

asleep said...

Wouldn't it be nice to overhear their conversation -German, or possibly Yiddish?

Herzlich Willkommen, Herr Sutpen.

Hans Gruber said...

Where did they collaborate?

Tom Sutpen said...

Preminger played the Camp Commandant in Stalag 17; a role I can't image Wilder not thinking of Erich von Stroheim for.

David said...

I think Wilder needed to practice on Otto before hiring von Stroheim for Sunset Blvd. Also, I can imagine von Stroheim turning the role of a camp commandant down, but Im sure Otto was only too happy to oblige.