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The Apartment (1960)

PG 125 min - Comedy, Drama, Romance - 15 June 1960
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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.

Director:  Billy Wilder
Stars:  Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, Naomi Stevens, Hope Holiday, Edie Adams, Joan Shawlee, Johnny Seven, David Lewis, Joyce Jameson, Willard Waterman, David White, Dorothy Abbott, Ralph Moratz, Joe Palma, Bill Baldwin, Benny Burt, Lynn Cartwright, Mason Curry, David Macklin, Hal Smith

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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.



Tagline: Movie-wise, there has never been anything like it - laugh-wise, love-wise, or otherwise-wise!

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  15 June 1960

Box Office

Budget:  $3,000,000
Revenue:  $25,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  United Artists, The Mirisch Company

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 05 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR — Jack Lemmon {“C.C. ‘Bud’ Baxter”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Jack Kruschen {“Dr. Dreyfuss”}
ACTRESS — Shirley MacLaine {“Fran Kubelik”}
ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) — Art Direction: Alexander Trauner; Set Decoration: Edward G. Boyle – WON
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Joseph LaShelle
DIRECTING — Billy Wilder  – WON
FILM EDITING — Daniel Mandell  – WON
BEST MOTION PICTURE — Billy Wilder, Producer  – WON
SOUND — Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department, Gordon E. Sawyer, Sound Director
WRITING (Story and Screenplay–written directly for the screen) — Billy Wilder, I. A. L. Diamond – WON


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