Billy Wilder’s The Apartment (1960)

Classic Film Night

In The Apartment (1960, dir. Billy Wilder), Jack Lemmon is an insurance clerk, CC Baxter, who allows his company’s executives to use his city apartment for their extra-marital affairs. His attempts to woo Fran, the company elevator operator (Shirley MacLaine), seem doomed to failure when he discovers that she is rendezvousing with his boss in his own apartment.

In the years since its release, The Apartment has come to be regarded as one of the greatest American films ever made, appearing in lists by the American Film Institute and Sight and Sound magazine, and being selected by the United States Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry.





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