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The Apartment - Trailer

Posted on: June 13, 2005 | Views: 766 | Comment

THE APARTMENT, one of Billy Wilder's greatest satires, is known not only for its completely original story but also for its tenderly sympathetic characters. Jack Lemmon gives a brilliant performance as C.C. Baxter, the insurance clerk who jumps ahead in the rat race by lending out the key to his apartment to the executives at his company for their romantic encounters. All goes well until he discovers that his boss is taking the girl of his dreams, the elevator operator, Miss Kubelick (Shirley MacLaine), there. Once Miss Kubelick encounters his boss's secretary, who also had an affair with him, she resolves to separate from him once and for all. Unfortunately, the process depresses her so much she ends up attempting to take her life by downing a bottle of sleeping pills. When it becomes clear that the boss, Mr. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray ), is more concerned about appearances than Miss Kubelick's well-being, Baxter nurses her back to health. He then has to wait to see whom it is she will ultimately choose to be her man. This social and romantic masterpiece remains uncanny in its assessment of contemporary American life. 

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