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The Apartment


Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston View All


Billy Wilder (Director), Billy Wilder (Screenplay), I. A. L. Diamond (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jun. 21st, 1960
Runtime: 2 hours, 5 minutes
Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he's left with a major problem to solve.
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The Apartment certainly did for me instantly becoming not only one of my favorite classic films but one of my favorite films period.
Shirley MacLaine also did an excellent job in convincing us that Lemmon's character could actually fall for Kubelik despite her flaws.
The Apartment is a pretty simple story of an Everyman of 1960 (Jack Lemmon) in a typical entry-level insurance job, a number-cruncher without much to set him apart...