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 Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
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 DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
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 (8) of The Apartment

Comic genius and a moral tale - The Apartment review by HE

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07/01/2019

Quite a daring plot for the early 1960s I thought. Jack Lemmon's acting was marvellous. The dark side of morals and behaviour of the time explored, especially the role of women in the home and the work place. Not the impact of Some Like it Hot but still very watchable.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

A classic for good reason - The Apartment review by ND

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04/05/2019

Just wonderful. The study of office politics is worth watching and the portrayal of a lack of morals in a moralistic age is not as hard hitting as it would have been at the time but still a bit shocking.

Strongly recommended.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Classic - The Apartment review by LP

Spoiler Alert
22/05/2019

Fantastic script,acting and pacing,jack lemmon brilliant and so too Shirley mclain.

Really enjoyed this,great final scene too,up there with some like it hot in my opinion.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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