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Produced by Biller Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, this movie tells the story of Mr. C.C. Baxter an insurance office worker who gets glowing recommendations from his managers by letting them use his apartment for their extramarital affairs while he ends up sleeping on a park bench. Baxter falls for Fran Kubelik, the elevator operator at the insurance company played by MacLaine, but she is in love with the married personnel director Mr. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray in a rare bad guy role). Baxter and Kubelik eventually get together, and there’s a real New Year’s Eve surprise near the end of the movie that will take your breath away.

The Apartment is a comedy-drama film released on July 15, 1960 and produced by United Artists.  The film was directed and written by Billy Wilder who was assisted by I.A.L Diamond. The Apartment was produced by Billy Wilder and starred Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray.

The Apartment is about a man who attempts to rise through his company by letting itsexecutives use his apartment for trysts, but finds many complications along theway.  After its release the filmreceived 8 nominations, and celebrated 17 various wins and 5 Academy Awards in 1961 for BestArt Direction, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Picture, and BestWriting, Story and Screenplay.

It was given an MPAA rating of NR and runs 125 minutes.


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CastShirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Jack Kruschen, Dorothy Abbott, Benny Burt, Hope Holiday, Edie Adams, Joan Shawlee, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, David Lewis, Johnny Seven, Naomi Stevens, Joyce Jameson, Willard Waterman, David White, Frances Lax, Hal Smith, Hal J. Smith
DirectorBilly Wilder
Genre:  Romance, Comedy, Drama
Release Date:  September 16, 1960, January 1, 1960
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Screen WriterBilly Wilder
Runtime:  2hrs 5min
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