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The Apartment (1960) Movie Information

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Billy Wilder


Jack Lemmon
Shirley MacLaine
Fred MacMurray
Ray Walston
Jack Kruschen
David Lewis





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A man who is trying to move up in his company, "rents" out his apartment to gain dollars and a better title. He falls in love along the way.

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Snoogans 11/05/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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'The Apartment' is unfairly billed as a comedy. Yes, there are comedic moments present, but the film contains a strong dramatic weight. This turn surprised me, because I had no idea what kind of film I was in for before viewing. Billy Wilder delivers another supremely well written and acted piece. There exists a melancholic mindset from both of the romantic leads. The emotions they exude fit the exact nature of someone in their position. I genuinely felt for these characters, even to the point of almost tearing up. A more depressing, but ultimately hopeful experience. I love this film.

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Ryan Stephen M 04/12/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Very funny movie from the 60's, one of my favorite in the decade. Billy Wilder doing here what he usually does, make hits.

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Yojimbo 11/09/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Typically cynical and witty black comedy from Billy Wilder and Jack Lemmon and a quality social satire in general.

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donkeyknight 05/03/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Lemmon is an elastic acting powerhouse and the dialogue is coy but the adultery is not so funny. A redeeming resolution though.

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01/18/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) allows his companies executives to use his apartment for malicious rendezvous. The Director Jeff D. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray) discovers the reason of Baxter’s popularity and asks for a favor for his promotion. A Second Admin. Assistant Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine) has a history with Jeff and ultimately gets close to “Bud” Baxter. Dr. Dreyfuss (Jack Kruschen) is the empathetic wise doctor and neighbor of Bud who complaints about the noise but is dependable when needed.

The screenplay good despite some grammatical errors, with lines from Baxter – “That's the way it crumbles...cookie-wise.” Fran – “Some people take, some people get took. And they know they're getting took and there's nothing they can do about it.” Soundtrack of the film was decent but...

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Entertaining to watch,

An entertaining romantic comedy which is actually good unlike many in this genre. It is fast paced and interesting due to the nice interactions between the characters. Every character is played very well and there is not a bad link anywhere. It looks very nice with Billy Wilder's good direction and the dialogue is smart and well written.

Best Actor Nominee Jack Lemmon 3/5- Lemmon's shtick I always find wears a bit thin when he does a leading role. His mannerisms always can get a bit annoying and this time is no exception. He though still does welll enough and is still good where when he does not try as hard.

Best Supporting actor nominee Jack Kruschen 4/5- Kruschen is very good as the neighbor and doctor next door, and gets past just one liners and instead into a deeper stronger ...

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