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The Apartment

The Apartment
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Widely regarded as a comedy in 1960, The Apartment seems more melancholy with each passing year. Jack Lemmon plays C.C. Baxter, a go-getting office worker who loans his tiny apartment to his philandering superiors for their romantic trysts. He runs into trouble when he finds himself sharing a girlfriend (Shirley MacLaine) with his callous boss (Fred MacMurray). Director/co-writer Billy Wilder claimed that the idea for The Apartment stemmed from a short scene in the 1945 romantic drama Brief Encounter in which the illicit lovers (Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson) arrange a rendezvous in a third person's apartment. Wilder was intrigued about what sort of person would willingly vacate his residence to allow virtual strangers a playing field for hanky panky. His answer to that question wound up winning 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. The Apartment was adapted by Neil Simon and Burt Bacharach into the 1969 Broadway musical Promises, Promises.

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2h 5m
Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Jack Lemmon: C.C. "Buddy Boy" Baxter
Shirley MacLaine: Fran Kubelik
Fred MacMurray: Jeff D. Sheldrake
Ray Walston: Joe Dobisch
Jack Kruschen: Dr. Dreyfuss
David Lewis: Al Kirkeby
Hope Holiday: Mrs. Margie MacDougall
Joan Shawlee: Sylvia
Naomi Stevens: Mrs. Mildred Dreyfuss
Johnny Seven: Karl Matuschka
Joyce Jameson: the blonde in the bar
Willard Waterman: Mr. Vanderhoff
David White: Mr. Eichelberger
Edie Adams: Miss Olsen
Comedy, Drama, Romance

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