The Apartment

The Apartment (1960)

Movie-wise, there has never been anything like it - laugh-wise, love-wise, or otherwise-wise!

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1960-06-21
  • User Rating: 8.2/10 from 2062 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 5min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: The Mirisch Company
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Billy Wilder
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Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he's left with a major problem to solve.

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  • Jack Lemmon

    as C.C. Baxter
  • Shirley MacLaine

    as Fran Kubelik
  • Fred MacMurray

    as Jeff D. Sheldrake
  • Ray Walston

    as Joe Dobisch
  • Jack Kruschen

    as Dr. Dreyfuss
  • David Lewis

    as Al Kirkeby
  • Hope Holiday

    as Mrs. Margie MacDougall
  • Joan Shawlee

    as Sylvia
  • Naomi Stevens

    as Mrs. Mildred Dreyfuss
  • Johnny Seven

    as Karl Matuschka
  • Joyce Jameson

    as The Blonde
  • Willard Waterman

    as Mr. Vanderhoff
  • David White

    as Mr. Eichelberger
  • Edie Adams

    as Miss Olsen
  • Dorothy Abbott

    as Office Worker (uncredited)
  • Ralph Moratz

    as Office Worker (uncredited)
  • Joe Palma

    as Office Maintenance Man (uncredited)
  • Bill Baldwin

    as TV Movie Host (uncredited)
  • Benny Burt

    as Charlie - Bartender (uncredited)
  • Lynn Cartwright

    as Elevator Supervisor with Clicker (uncredited)
  • Mason Curry

    as Bit Part (uncredited)
  • David Macklin

    as Messenger (uncredited)
  • Hal Smith

    as Man in Santa Claus Suit (uncredited)
  • Paul Bradley

    as Office Worker (uncredited)
  • Steve Carruthers

    as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Dick Cherney

    as Bar Patron (uncredited)
  • Franklyn Farnum

    as Office Worker (uncredited)
  • Herschel Graham

    as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Lars Hensen

    as Office Worker (uncredited)
  • Eugene Jackson

    as Office Worker (uncredited)
  • Frances Weintraub Lax

    as Mrs. Lieberman (uncredited)
  • William Meader

    as Executive (uncredited)
  • Monty O'Grady

    as Office Worker (uncredited)
  • Paul Power

    as Bar Patron (uncredited)
  • Tony Regan

    as Executive (uncredited)
  • Clark Ross

    as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Norman Stevans

    as Office Worker (uncredited)
  • Sid Troy

    as Williams (uncredited)
Sound John Williams Orchestrator
Writing Billy Wilder Screenplay
Directing Billy Wilder Director
Production Billy Wilder Producer
Writing I. A. L. Diamond Screenplay
Production I. A. L. Diamond Associate Producer
Production Doane Harrison Associate Producer
Sound Adolph Deutsch Original Music Composer
Camera Joseph LaShelle Director of Photography
Editing Daniel Mandell Editor
Art Alexandre Trauner Production Design
Art Alexandre Trauner Art Direction
Art Edward G. Boyle Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Harry Ray Makeup Artist
Production Allen K. Wood Production Manager
Crew Milt Rice Special Effects
Lighting Don Stott Gaffer
Directing Hal W. Polaire Assistant Director
Sound Robert Martin Boom Operator
Sound Fred Lau Sound Designer
Sound Sid Sidney Music Editor
Crew Joe Palma Stand In
Costume & Make-Up Alice Monte Hairstylist
Directing David Salven Assistant Director
Sound Del Harris Sound Effects Editor
Camera William Schurr Camera Operator
Crew Miriam Nelson Choreographer
Directing May Wale Brown Script Supervisor
Art Tom Plews Property Master
Sound Gordon Sawyer Sound Designer
Costume & Make-Up Forrest T. Butler Costume Designer