The Apartment. 1960. USA. Directed by Billy Wilder. 125 min.
With Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Edie Adams. The director’s cynical Oscar-winning comedy is probably the archetypal Wilder film. Lemmon’s second film for Wilder (of seven) is a perfect follow-up to Some Like It Hot. Lemmon won the British Academy award in succeeding years for both films. It is clear that the actor did his best work with Wilder, who had flawless comic timing gleaned from Ernst Lubitsch.