The Apartment - 1960 - Blu-ray - Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine - NEW

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Release Year 1960

Actor Jack Lemmon

Format Blu-ray Disc

Genre Comedy

Director Samuel Wilder, Billy Wilder

Rating NR

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Widely regarded as a comedy in 1960, The Apartment seems more melancholy with each passing year. Jack Lemmon plays C.C. Baxter, a go-getting office worker who loans his tiny apartment to his philandering superiors for their romantic trysts. He runs into trouble when he finds himself sharing a girlfriend (Shirley MacLaine) with his callous boss (Fred MacMurray). Director/co-writer Billy Wilder claimed that the idea for The Apartment stemmed from a short scene in the 1945 romantic drama Brief Encounter in which the illicit lovers (Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson) arrange a rendezvous in a third person's apartment. Wilder was intrigued about what sort of person would willingly vacate his residence to allow virtual strangers a playing field for hanky panky. His answer to that question wound up winning 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. The Apartment was adapted by Neil Simon and Burt Bacharach into the 1969 Broadway musical Promises, Promises. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Billy Wilder
Written By:
Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
In Theaters:
Jun 15, 1960 wide
On Disc/Streaming:
Jun 19, 2001
125 minutes
United Artists

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