Directed by Billy Wilder. US. 1960. NR. 2 hours 5 minutes. Park Circus. Digital Restoration.
Sun., December 29, 2019
What’s so special about cubicle dweller Bud Baxter’s (Jack Lemmon) average apartment? The rent’s cheap, it’s close to work and his bosses want to use it for their extramarital affairs. When Baxter’s top boss Mr. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray) dangles the carrot of a big promotion in exchange for unlimited apartment use, Baxter is disappointed to learn that Sheldrake’s mistress is Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine) – Bud’’s coworker and secret crush. Soon Bud must decide between the girl he loves and the big promotion. With The Apartment, director/co-writer Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot, Sunset Boulevard) and his talented team of actors achieved a rare honor in cinema history – a comedy that won the Academy Award for Best Picture!