The Apartment (1960) | reviewed by: Scott Crick | February 20, 2012
entertainment value
#theapartment Sharply acted, witty, and a damning indictment of decadence in American corporate culture. Like a ride in a time machine.
genre Comedy
synopsis The Apartment came out shortly after the success of ‘Some Like it Hot’ from director Billy Wilder and thus making it the most successful films of the year. Full of trivialities this comedy is a harsh critic of coporate world and the American way of life. Bud Baxter is a struggling clerk in a huge New York insurance company. He's discovered a quick way to climb the corporate ladder - by lending out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. He often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits and one night he's left with a major problem to solve.
lead actors Jack Lemmon | Shirley MacLaine | Fred MacMurray | Ray Walston | Jack Kruschen | Naomi Stevens | Hope Holiday | Edie Adams | Joan Shawlee | Johnny Seven | David Lewis
director Billy Wilder