The Apartment

The Apartment

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The Apartment

Legend Billy Wilder directs this romantic comedy about insurance statistician C.C. "Bud" Baxter (Lemmon). Bud makes his Manhattan apartment available to executives in his company, to take their floosies to. His boss, Sheldrake (MacMurray), finds out and promotes Bud in return for the exclusive use of the apartment for his own affair. When Sheldrake's girlfriend turns out to be Fran Kubelik (MacLaine), a pretty elevator operator Bud's had his eye on, he is heartbroken but accepts the arrangement.

Winner of 5 Academy Awards 1961, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay. Winner of Best Musical/Comedy, Best Actor (Lemmon), Best Actress (MacLaine) at the Golden Globes 1961. Volpi Cup winner (Best Performance) for Shirley MacLaine, Venice Film Festival 1960. Best Film, BAFTA Awards 1961.
1960Rating: PG125 minsUSA
ComedyRomance
Director:
Billy Wilder ('Double Indemnity', 'The Seven Year Itch', 'Some Like It Hot')
Writer:
Billy WilderI.A.L. Diamond
Cast:
Jack LemmonShirley MacLaineFred MacMurrayRay Walston
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They don't make them like this anymore..

Billy Wilder's The Apartment was one of a huge list of movies that are considered classics which I haven't seen, and indeed knew very little about (other than the level of admiration which many people have for it). Having a vague knowledge of the stars of the film (Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine), for one reason or another I was expecting a light-hearted...

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Variety

Variety

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The screenplay, by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond, fills every scene with touches that spring only from talented, imaginative filmmakers. But where their "Some Like It Hot" kept you guessing right up to fade-out, "Apartment" reveals its hand early in the game...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Absolutely brilliant. It’s funnier, sadder and cooler on the big screen...

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BBC

BBC

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Wilder and IAL Diamond's brilliantly witty screenplay has a serious undertow as it savages corporate ethics and conjugal infidelity. The humanity of the film resides in the sweet interplay between Lemmon and MacLaine, and the development of their relationship from initial awkwardness to binding trust is beautifully acted out...

5.0
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Variety

Variety

press

The screenplay, by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond, fills every scene with touches that spring only from talented, imaginative filmmakers. But where their "Some Like It Hot" kept you guessing right up to fade-out, "Apartment" reveals its hand early in the game...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Absolutely brilliant. It’s funnier, sadder and cooler on the big screen...

5.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

Wilder and IAL Diamond's brilliantly witty screenplay has a serious undertow as it savages corporate ethics and conjugal infidelity. The humanity of the film resides in the sweet interplay between Lemmon and MacLaine, and the development of their relationship from initial awkwardness to binding trust is beautifully acted out...

5.0
0

They don't make them like this anymore..

Billy Wilder's The Apartment was one of a huge list of movies that are considered classics which I haven't seen, and indeed knew very little about (other than the level of admiration which many people have for it). Having a vague knowledge of the stars of the film (Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine), for one reason or another I was expecting a light-hearted...

5.0
0