The Apartment (1960)
The Mirisch Company
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.
"The Apartment" is a 1960 romantic comedy-drama film produced and directed by Billy Wilder from a screenplay he co-wrote with I.A.L. Diamond, starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine. The supporting cast includes Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, David Lewis, Willard Waterman, David White, Hope Holiday, and Edie Adams. The film follows C. C. "Bud" Baxter (Lemmon), an insurance company clerk who permits his bosses to use his Upper West Side apartment to conduct extramarital affairs in hope of gaining a promotion. Simultaneously Bud pursues a relationship with elevator operator Fran Kubelik (MacLaine); unaware that she is having an affair with one of the apartment's users (MacMurray).
Genre': Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release date: June 15, 1960
Director: Billy Wilder
Screenplay by: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Music: Adolph Deutsch
Cinematography: Joseph LaShelle
Edited by: Daniel Mandell
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, David Lewis, Willard Waterman, David White, Hope Holiday, Edie Adams
Distributed by: United Artists
* © 1960 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
** © 1960 - 20th Century Fox