The Apartment (1960)

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A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

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  • Jack Lemmon and Billy Wilder in The Apartment (1960)
  • Shirley MacLaine in The Apartment (1960)
  • Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine in The Apartment (1960)
  • Jack Lemmon and Fred MacMurray in The Apartment (1960)
  • Jack Lemmon and Fred MacMurray in The Apartment (1960)
  • Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine in The Apartment (1960)

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13 January 1999 | DukeofPearl
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| The definitive movie for the comedy/drama genre
Billy Wilder's "The Apartment" is a film which can produce some of the biggest laughs and at the same time... can bring many viewers to tears, Billy Wilder's quaint little tale about everyday people who get tangled up in love, jealousy and infidelity boasts a top-notch cast led by the trio of Lemmon, MacLaine and MacMurray who are tremendous. The plot revolves around C.C. (Lemmon) who unknowingly makes the unethical attempt of climbing the corporate ladder by 'loaning' his apartment to members from his management chain to entertain their 'women on the side'. Given the change of circumstances, this premise certainly could even hit home in the current office environment. Although the office party and secretarial gossip scenes could be viewed as dated, the power and attitude of the corporate executive, Mr. Sheldrake (MacMurray) is certainly symbolic. The character of Fran (MacLaine) for today's standards of course seems too submissive and vulnerable but the reward of her finding true, admirable, unconditional companionship is quite enriching and fulfilling to any who see this memorable film.

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