Directed by Billy Wilder • 1960 • United States
Starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray
Jack Lemmon stars in one of Billy Wilder’s most beloved films as C. C. Baxter, a company man anxious to please his superiors at the New York insurance firm where he works—enough to let his bosses use his apartment for their affairs. Smitten with one of the building’s elevator operators (Shirley MacLaine), Baxter soon finds himself embroiled in a love triangle with dangerous consequences. Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, THE APARTMENT expertly balances mirth and melancholy, finding romance amid the loneliness of corporate life in midcentury Manhattan.