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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Jack Lemmon
Shirley MacLaine
Fred MacMurray
Ray Walston
Jack Kruschen
David Lewis
Directors
Billy Wilder
Screenwriters
Billy Wilder
Running Time
125 minutes

The Apartment
Billy Wilder's pasta piece


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Plot
C. C. Baxter, minion in a New York insurance firm, rises because he is willing to loan his apartment to married senior executives so they can tryst with their mistresses. Though he wins promotion by accommodating big shot Sheldrake, he is uncomfortable with the arrangement because he has a yen for Sheldrake’s bit on the side, Fran Kubelik.


Verdict
Absolutely brilliant. It’s funnier, sadder and cooler on the big screen.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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