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The Apartment Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1960
Running Time: 2 hrs. 5 min.
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Director: Billy Wilder
Screenwriter: Billy Wilder
Producers: Billy Wilder
Studio: United Artists

The Apartment Synopsis

Jack Lemmon plays a harried insurance company clerk who finds he can accelerate his climb up the corporate ladder by lending his many bosses his apartment for their extra-marital rendezvous. Things get complicated when Lemmon falls in love with his ultimate boss' girlfriend Shirley MacLaine. An excellent mixture of drama and comedy in this six time Academy Award winner directed by Billy Wilder.

The Apartment Cast

Jack Lemmon - C.C. Baxter
Shirley MacLaine - Fran Kubelik
Fred MacMurray - J.D. Sheldrake
Ray Walston - Mr. Joe Dobisch
David Lewis - Mr. Al Kirkeby
Edie Adams - Miss Olsen
Jack Kruschen - Dr. Dreyfuss

The Apartment Awards and Nominations

1961 Academy Awards® Best Picture (Win)
Best Director (Win)
Best Editing (Win)
Best Art Direction (Win)
Best Original Screenplay (Win)

Best Actor - Jack Lemmon (Nom)

Best Actress - Shirley MacLaine (Nom)

Best Supporting Actor - Jack Kruschen (Nom)

Best Cinematography (Nom)

Best Sound (Nom)

1961 Golden Globe Awards® Best Actor - Comedy - Jack Lemmon (Win)
Best Actress - Comedy - Shirley MacLaine (Win)
Best Picture - Comedy (Win)

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The Apartment

C.C. Baxter ( Jack Lemmon ):

"We're never closed at Buddy Boy's."

Bud uses something unusual to strain the spagetti, what was it?