Director: Billy Wilder Run Time: 125 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1960
Starring: Fred MacMurray, Jack Kruschen, Jack Lemmon, Ray Walston, Shirley MacLaine
Screenwriters: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Producer: Billy Wilder
Ring in the New Year with this all-time classic from Billy Wilder. Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he’s left with a major problem to solve when he discovers the elevator girl he fancies (Shirley MacLaine at her peak cuteness) is the mistress of his boss. Winner of 5 Academy Awards and generally regarded as one of the best films ever made, The Apartment is a poignant romantic comedy that never gets old.