The Apartment Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

The Apartment

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

Release date: Jun 15, 1960
Production Company: United Artists
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Genre: Classics,Comedy,Drama,Romance

The Apartment Caste and Crew
Director: Billy Wilder
writer: Billy Wilder,I.A.L. Diamond
Jack Lemmon,Shirley MacLaine,Fred MacMurray,Ray Walston,Jack Kruschen,Joan Shawlee,David Lewis,Edie Adams,Hope Holiday,Johnny Seven,Naomi Stevens,Francis Lax,Joyce Jameson,Willard Waterman,David White,Benny Burt,Hal Smith,Dorothy Abbott