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


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