Rent The Apartment (1960)

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Synopsis:
C.C. "Bud" Baxter (Jack Lemmon) knows the way to success in business... it's through the door of his apartment! By providing a perfect hideaway for philandering bosses, the ambitious young employee reaps a series of underserved promotions. But when Bud lends the key to big boss J.D. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray), he not only advances his career, but his own love life as well. For Sheldrake's mistress is the lovely Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), elevator girl and angel of Bud's dreams. Convinced that he is the only man for Fran, Bud must make the most important executive decision of his career: lose the girl... or his job.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Billy Wilder
Voiced By:
Edith Simmons
Writers:
Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Others:
Alexander Trauner, Joseph LaShelle, Edward G. Boyle, I. A. L. Diamond, Franklin E. Milton, Gordon E. Sawyer, Daniel Mandell
Studio:
MGM
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Romance
Awards:

1961 BAFTA Best Foreign Actress

1961 BAFTA Best Foreign Actor

1961 BAFTA Best Film

1961 Oscar Best Director

1961 Oscar Best Editing

1961 Oscar Best Art Direction Black and White

1961 Oscar Best Picture

1961 Oscar Best Original Screen Play

1960 Venice Film Festival Best Actress

BBFC:
Release Date:
26/11/2001
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, French, German Hard of Hearing, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/07/2013
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary from Film Producer and Historian Bruce Block
  • Inside the Apartment
  • Magic Time: The Art of Jack Lemmon
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (6) of The Apartment

Timeless Classis - The Apartment review by RS

Spoiler Alert
03/09/2009

Sorry about the cliched Title. It's true though. Jack Lemmons performance is outstanding how about this for a line

"I used to live like Robinson and Crusoe, shipwrecked among 8 million people but one day I saw a footprint in the sand and there you were"

Doesn't get quite the required reaction from Shirley MacLaine's character who seems to be a bit of a dullard hence 4 stars.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Brilliant photography - The Apartment review by JD

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10/06/2013

Is it easier to do photography in black and white? It looks so clear and tonal. The plot however is unenchanting (multiple affairs) and the acting is wooden. Too dated for me.

0 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

A dated film. - The Apartment review by George

Spoiler Alert
26/12/2018

We enjoyed this film when it was first released, but now it feels very dated and boring. We didn't bother to watch it all.

George Roby.

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