In Hollywood of the 50's, the unknown movie script author Joe Gillis is not able to market his work to the studios, is full of debts and is thinking in returning to his hometown to operate in a workplace. While attempting to leave from his creditors, he has a blowout as well as parks his automobile in a decadent estate in Sunset Blvd. He meets the owner and former silent-movie celebrity Norma Desmond, who lives alone with her butler and also chauffeur Max Von Mayerling. Norma is demented as well as believes she will certainly return to the movie theater industry, and is shielded and isolated from the globe by Max, who was her director as well as spouse in the past and still enjoys her. Norma recommends Joe to relocate to the mansion as well as assist her in composing a movie script for her resurgence to the movie theater, and the small-time writer becomes her fan as well as gigolo. When Joe falls in love for the young aspirant writer Betty Schaefer, Norma comes to be jealous and entirely outrageous as well as her chaos causes an unfortunate end.