Apartment, the

Jack Lemmon plays a lonely insurance agent who is in an incredible jam. Somehow, he started loaning key to his apartment to several executives who use it to keep extramarital affairs secret from their wives. In return, Lemmon gets the promise of a hefty job promotion. After a while, his apartment is almost always occupied by some sort of a boss and he soon gets real sick of it. What really flipped his goat was when he discovered an attractive elevator operator, played by Shirley MacLaine, who apparently attempted suicide in his apartment after the big boss said something depressing to her. Lemmon must take care of this woman, which he really doesn't mind because he has a secret crush on her. A superb film on all accounts. It's funny and heartwarming all at the same time. Very clever film making from Billy Wilder.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, Edie Adams, David Lewis

Directed by:

Billy Wilder


1960 comedy/drama

Not Rated.


Don Ignacio's score: A+

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