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The Apartment

February 18, 2015

The Movie Bucket List

Released:  1960

Cast:  Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurrary, Jack Kruschen

Oscar Wins:  Best Picture, Best Director (Billy Wilder), Best Writing (Original Screenplay) (I.A.L. Diamond, Billy Wilder), Best Film Editing (Daniel Mandell), Best Art Direction – Set Direction, Black-and-White (Alexander Trauner, Edward G. Boyle)

Oscar Nominations:  Best Actor (Jack Lemmon), Best Actress (Shirley MacLaine), Best Supporting Actor (Jack Kruschen), Best Cinematography (Black-and-White) (Joseph LaShelle), Best Sound (Gordon E. Sawyer)

SUMMARY:  Bud Baxter (Jack Lemmon) is an anonymous worker in a huge insurance company, but he gains favor with three superiors by letting them use his apartment for their extramarital activities.  This leads to an epic misunderstanding with the neighbors, who assume that it is Bud who is bringing home a new woman every night.  In reality, Bud is attracted to the elevator operator at the office, Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine).  One day, Bud is promised a…

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