Winner of five 1960 Academy Awards®* including Best Picture, The Apartment is legendary writer/director Billy Wilder at his scathing, satirical best, and one of the "finest comedies Hollywood has turned out" (Newsweek). 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 undeserved 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. *1960: Director, Story and Screenplay (written directly for the screen), Editing, Art Direction/Set Decoration

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The Apartment (1960)

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Romance/Drama/Comedy · 2h 5m · 6/15/1960

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Movie-wise, there has never been anything like THE APARTMENT laugh-wise or otherwise-wise!

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Winner of five 1960 Academy Awards®* including Best Picture, The Apartment is legendary writer/director Billy Wilder at his scathing, satirical best, and one of the "finest comedies Hollywood has turned out" (Newsweek). 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 undeserved 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. *1960: Director, Story and Screenplay (written directly for the screen), Editing, Art Direction/Set Decoration

Streaming Popularity Today: 1940 729

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Mirisch Corporation

Budget

$3,000,000

Revenue

$24,600,000
Cast
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Jack Lemmon

C.C. Baxter
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Shirley Maclaine

Fran Kubelik
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Fred MacMurray

Jeff D. Sheldrake
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Ray Walston

Joe Dobisch
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Jack Kruschen

Dr. Dreyfuss
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David Lewis

Al Kirkeby
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Hope Holiday

Mrs. Margie MacDougall
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Joan Shawlee

Sylvia
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Naomi Stevens

Mrs. Mildred Dreyfuss
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Johnny Seven

Karl Matuschka
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Joyce Jameson

The Blonde
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Willard Waterman

Mr. Vanderhoff
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David White

Mr. Eichelberger
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Edie Adams

Miss Olsen
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Dorothy Abbott

Office Worker (uncredited)
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Bill Baldwin

TV Movie Host (uncredited)
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Paul Bradley

Office Worker (uncredited)
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Benny Burt

Charlie - Bartender (uncredited)
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Steve Carruthers

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Lynn Cartwright

Elevator Supervisor with Clicker (uncredited)
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Dick Cherney

Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Fortune Cookie

Chinese Waiter (uncredited)
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Mason Curry

Bit Part (uncredited)
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Franklyn Farnum

Office Worker (uncredited)
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Richard George

Office Worker (uncredited)
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Herschel Graham

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Lars Hensen

Office Worker (uncredited)
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Eugene Jackson

Office Worker (uncredited)
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Frances Weintraub Lax

Mrs. Lieberman (uncredited)
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David Macklin

Messenger (uncredited)
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William Meader

Executive (uncredited)
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Ralph Moratz

Office Worker (uncredited)
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Monty O'Grady

Office Worker (uncredited)
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Joe Palma

Office Maintenance Man (uncredited)
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Paul Power

Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Tony Regan

Executive (uncredited)
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Clark Ross

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Edith Simmons

Sheldrake's Wife (uncredited)
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Hal Smith

Man in Santa Claus Suit (uncredited)
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Norman Stevans

Office Worker (uncredited)
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Sid Troy

Williams (uncredited)
Crew
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Billy Wilder

Director
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Billy Wilder

Writer
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I.A.L. Diamond

Writer
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The Apartment

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2/5/2008

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Billy Wilder Film Collection

(DVD)

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