The Apartment Poster

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

Awards

Nominated Sound
Nominated Actress
Winner Directing
Winner Writing (Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen)
Winner Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Picture - Comedy
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Winner Film Editing
Winner Best Motion Picture
Winner Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Winner Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy