Dark December: The Apartment


ByTowne Cinema Wed, Dec 21, 2022 6:45 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1960
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Billy Wilder
Cast:Jack Lemmon
Shirley MacLaine
Fred MacMurray
Ray Walston
Jack Kruschen


Who says you can’t celebrate “Dark December” with a few laughs? Featuring trysts, twists and missed connections. “The Apartment” is a cherished dark romantic comedy from indisputable legend of the genre, Billy Wilder (“Some Like It Hot”, “The Seven Year Itch”). Meet insurance clerk C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon), an ambitious young professional with his eyes on a promotion. In order to secure his upward mobility, Baxter allows senior executives to use his Upper West Side apartment to conduct their extramarital affairs. With his side-hustle in full swing, he soon falls for spirited elevator operator Fran (Shirley MacLaine), who in turn is having a dalliance with Baxter’s immediate boss (Fred MacMurray). Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director & Best Original Screenplay!