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Insurance worker C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) lends his Upper West Side apartment to company bosses to use for extramarital affairs. When his manager Mr. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray) begins using Baxter’s apartment in exchange for promoting him, Baxter is disappointed to learn that Sheldrake’s mistress is Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), the elevator girl at work whom Baxter is interested in himself. Soon Baxter must decide between the girl he loves and the advancement of his career.

You can take your choice of adjectives to describe The Apartment.. Here is a partial list: Ironic, satirical, funny, sentimental, bitter and sad.

Los Angeles Times

“Some people take, and some people get took,” Bud says, and The Apartment never wavers in condemning the former and aligning itself with the latter.

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Genre
ChristmasComedyDrama
Runtime 125 minutes
Rated 14A
Directed By Billy Wilder
Starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray
Language English
Country
USA

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