The Apartment

Release Date: 1960

DVD Release Date: June 19th, 2001

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

Insurance worker C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) lends his Upper West Side apartment to company bosses to use for extramarital affairs. When his manager Mr. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray) begins using Baxter's apartment in exchange for promoting him, Baxter is disappointed to learn that Sheldrake's mistress is Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), the elevator girl at work whom Baxter is interested in himself. Soon Baxter must decide between the girl he loves and the advancement of his career.

Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, David Lewis, Jack Kruschen, Joan Shawlee, Edie Adams

Director: Billy Wilder

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Mirisch Corporation

Keywords: 1950s, Office, 1960s, Rivalry, Dark, Charming, Witty, Underdog, New York City, Love

Awards

Winner Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1961)
Nominated Actor
Winner Film Editing
Winner Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy
Winner Picture - Comedy
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Winner Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1961)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1961)
Nominated Actress
Nominated Sound
Winner Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Winner Writing (Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen)
Winner Best Motion Picture
Winner Directing