Chichester Cinema at New Park

THE APARTMENT


Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960) is a big-city satire with a romantic heart of gold and a welcome re-issue, digitally restored starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine.

C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) is an office clerk who carries favour with the executives in his office by giving them the key to his small apartment for the odd afternoon dalliance. Among them is his callous boss, J.D. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray), who Baxter eventually learns is using his place to sleep with Miss Kubelik (ShirleyMacLaine), the sweet elevator operator the clerk has loved from afar.

When Sheldrake coldly dumps the vulnerable young woman, she tries to commit suicide, but is saved by the intervention of Baxter.

Lemmon and MacLaine both give career performances and Fred MacMurray is memorable as the blandly smiling snake. New release digitally restored.

With thanks to PARK CIRCUS for this screening.

USA Flag USA · 1960 · Billy Wilder · 125min

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