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Jack Lemmon displays his pasta preparation technique to Shirley MacLaine.
Jack Lemmon displays his pasta preparation technique to Shirley MacLaine.

Thumbnail for The Apartment (1960) The Apartment (1960)

Basics Critics:93Viewers:75Rusty:82
Category: Comedy, Drama, RomanceNotable as: Romance Film, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: romantic comedy, comedy-dramaNarrative location: New York CityRuntime: 125 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: New York CityDirector: Billy WilderScreenwriter: Billy Wilder, I. A. L. DiamondMusic: Adolph DeutschCinematography: Joseph LaShelleStars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, David Lewis, Hope Holiday, Joan Shawlee, Naomi Stevens, Johnny Seven Producer: Billy WilderStudio: Mirisch CompanyAwards won: Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Black and White
Academy Award for Best Director (Billy Wilder)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Daniel Mandell)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Billy Wilder)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Billy Wilder, I. A. L. Diamond)
National Film Registry
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Jack Lemmon)
Academy Award for Best Actress (Shirley MacLaine)
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Joseph LaShelle)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Jack Kruschen)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

The Apartment is a 1960 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Billy Wilder, which stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. It was Wilder's next movie after Some Like It Hot and, like its predecessor, a commercial and critical success, grossing $25 million at the box office. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards, and won five, including Best Picture. The film was the basis of the 1968 Broadway musical Promises, Promises, with book by Neil Simon, music by Burt Bacharach, and lyrics by Hal David.

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