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The Apartment

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Original title
The Apartment
Year
Running time
125 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Music
Adolph Deutsch
Cinematography
Joseph LaShelle (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
United Artists / The Mirisch Corporation
Genre
Comedy. Romance. Drama | Comedy-Drama. Christmas
Synopsis / Plot
C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) is an office clerk who curries favor with the executives in his office by giving them the key to his small apartment for the odd afternoon dalliance. Among them is his callous boss, J.D. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray), who Baxter eventually learns is using his place to sleep with Miss Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), the sweet elevator operator the clerk has loved from afar. When Sheldrake coldly dumps the vulnerable young woman, she tries to commit suicide, but is saved by the intervention of Baxter.
Awards
1960: 5 Academy Awards: Best Movie, Director, Original Screenplay, Art Direction, Editing. 10 Nom.
1960: 3 Golden Globes, including Best Movie - Comedy. 4 nominations
1960: BAFTA Awards: Best Film, Foreign Actor and Foreign Actress
1960: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1960: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Comedy Screenplay
1960: Venice: Best Actress (Shirley MacLaine)
1960: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film (ex-aequo), Director & Screenplay
1960: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
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