The Apartment

The Apartment
  • 1960
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Written by: Billy Wilder, IAL Diamond
  • Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Jack Kruschen
  • UK release: 15 June 2012

CC Baxter (Lemmon) sublets his bachelor pad to his philandering boss (MacMurray), only to regret it when Sheldrake gets designs on elfin elevator girl Miss Kubelik (MacLaine). Wilder and Diamond's breezy, sardonic approach to themes of infidelity and adultery ensure that the film shines as brightly as ever.

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Revisiting: The Apartment

13 Jun 20125 stars

Comic charm and caustic humour ensure Billy Wilder’s Oscar-winning film is as appealing as ever

When it was first released back in 1960, The Apartment was a commercial and critical success, securing 10 Oscar nominations and five wins, among them Best Director and Screenplay for its director Billy Wilder and his co-writer IAL Diamond. Four decades…

The Apartment

3 Jul 20085 stars

Billy Wilder’s corrosive 1960 lampoon of corporate America is now so familiar to most people that it barely seems to deserve the time investment that this new print demands. Look again, though, and there is plenty of really surprising stuff in this…

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