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The Apartment (1960)

The Apartment                                  (1960)
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Jack Lemmon Jack Lemmon
C.C. Baxter
Shirley MacLaine Shirley MacLaine
Fran Kubelik
Fred MacMurray Fred MacMurray
Jeff D. Sheldrake
Ray Walston Ray Walston
Joe Dobisch
Jack Kruschen Jack Kruschen
Dr. Dreyfuss
David Lewis David Lewis
Al Kirkeby
Hope Holiday Hope Holiday
Mrs. Margie MacDougall
Joan Shawlee Joan Shawlee
Sylvia


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Billy Wilder Billy Wilder
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I.A.L. Diamond I.A.L. Diamond
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A classic

7 years ago at May 6 9:54
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Since, it is a huge classic, I was really eager to check it out and I had some rather huge expectations. Indeed, it is supposed to be one of the greatest comedies ever made but, to be honest, even though I thought it was quite enjoyable and entertaining, I can’t say I wasn't really blown away by the whole thing. I mean, sure, it was pretty good, and I enjoyed it but I wasn't really laughing out ... read more

Hilarious, brilliant, unforgettable!

10 years, 1 month ago at Apr 21 11:31
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"When you're in love with a married man you shouldn't wear mascara."

Writer/director Billy Wilder expertly amalgamates comedy and drama in the critically acclaimed film The Apartment; a screen gem that is still remembered among the greatest films of all time.

For a dated romantic comedy this film is still immensely impressive in terms of innovative ideas, classic sto... read more

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4 years, 10 months ago at Jul 17 16:45
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The Apartment, is one of Billy Wilder's funniest, most uncompromisingly bleak comedies, his second collaboration with Jack Lemmon, who plays a variation on that recurrent Wilder character, the weak guy who becomes a pimp or a gigolo to advance his career... Alexander Trauner's sets are unforgettable and Shirley MacLaine is deeply moving as the exploited lift attendant Lemmon comes to care for. She... read more
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'The Apartment' stars Jack Lemmon as C.C. Baxter, an office clerk who curries favor with the executives in his office by giving them the key to his small apartment for the odd afternoon dalliance. Among them his is his callous boss, J.D. Sheldrake, who Baxter eventually learns is using his place to sleep with Miss Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), the sweet elevator operator the clerk has loved from afar. When Sheldrake coldly dumps the vulnerable young woman, she tries to commit suicide, but is saved by the intervention of Baxter.
Release date: 16 September 1960
UPC: 027616889836
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