Original Title: The Apartment
Duration: 126 min.
Country: United States
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Edie Adams, Jack Kruschen, Joan Shawlee, Hope Holiday, David Lewis, Naomi Stevens, Johnny Seven, Joyce Jameson, Willard Waterman, David White
Studio: United Artists / The Mirisch Corporation
Comedy genre. Romance. Drama | Dramatic comedy
Synopsis: C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) is a modest but ambitious employee of a Manhattan insurance company. He is single and lives alone in a discreet apartment that occasionally lends to his superiors for his love affairs. He hopes that these favors will help him to improve his position in the company. But the situation changes when he falls in love with an elevator operator (Shirley MacLaine) who turns out to be the mistress of one of the bosses who use his apartment (Fred MacMurray).
1960: 5 Oscars including best film, director and original screenplay. 10 nom.
1960: 3 Golden Globes, including Best Picture - Comedy. 4 nominations
1960: BAFTA Awards: Best Picture, Foreign Actor and Foreign Actress
1960: Directors Guild (DGA): Best Director
1960: Writers Guild (WGA): Best Comedy Script
1960: Venice Film Festival: Best Actress (Shirley MacLaine)
1960: New York Critics Circle: Best Picture (ex-aequo), director and screenplay
1960: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Movies