The Resource The apartment, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; The Mirisch Company, Inc. presents ; written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder, (videorecording)

The apartment, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; The Mirisch Company, Inc. presents ; written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder, (videorecording)

Label
The apartment
Title
The apartment
Statement of responsibility
Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; The Mirisch Company, Inc. presents ; written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
How far will a man go to climb the corporate ladder? C.C. 'Bud' Baxter, a lowly insurance clerk, has a trump card: his apartment. He "loans" it out to married company executives for secret trysts. In return, he's well looked after, although he does grapple with his conscience. One day he asks out one of the elevator girls, Miss Kubelik, but she stands him up because of a crisis in her relationship with the big boss, Mr. Sheldrake. On Christmas Eve, Miss Kubelik realizes she is only the most recent in a long line of girls, with possibly disastrous consequences. Bud intervenes, which may give each of them a chance to be more than another faceless employee in a heartless corporation
Awards note
  • Academy Awards, 1961: Best art direction, best director, best editing, best picture, best screenplay.
  • National Film Registry selection, 1994.
  • Winner, 1961 Academy Awards for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Black-and-White: Alexandre Trauner, Edward G. Boyle; Best Film Editing: Daniel Mandell; Best Writing, Story and Screenplay-Written Directly for the Screen: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond; Best Director: Billy Wilder; Best Picture: Billy Wilder.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Apartment (Motion picture : 1960)
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Credits note
Director of photography, Joseph LaShelle ; music by Adolph Deutsch ; art director, Alexander Trauner ; film editor, Daniel Mandell
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video rating: 14A
Language note
In English, dubbed French or Spanish, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
PN1995.9.C55
LC item number
A63786468 2007
PerformerNote
Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, David Lewis, Hope Holiday, Joan Shawlee, Naomi Stevens, Johnny Seven, Joyce Jameson, Willard Waterman, David White, Edie Adams
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1906-2002
  • 1934-
  • 1908-1991
  • 1917-2001
  • 1922-2002
  • 1916-2000
  • 1927-2008
  • 1897-1980
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  • Wilder, Billy
  • Diamond, I. A. L.
  • Lemmon, Jack
  • MacLaine, Shirley
  • MacMurray, Fred
  • Walston, Ray
  • Kruschen, Jack
  • Lewis, David
  • Shawlee, Joan
  • Stevens, Naomi
  • Holiday, Hope
  • Adams, Edie
  • Deutsch, Adolph
  • LaShelle, Joseph
  • Block, Bruce
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Mirisch Company
  • United Artists Corporation
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
125
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  • Love
  • Clerks
  • Loneliness
  • Adultery
  • Apartments
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Insurance companies
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Apartamentos
  • Relaciones hombre-mujer
  • Apartments
  • Man-woman relationship
  • Adultery
  • Insurance companies
  • Promotions
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Amor
  • Adulterio
  • Soledad
  • Hombre-mujer
Technique
live action
Label
The apartment, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; The Mirisch Company, Inc. presents ; written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1960
  • Special features: Commentary with film historian Bruce Block [audio feature]; Inside "The Apartment" [featurette] (30 min.); Magic time: The art of Jack Lemmon [featurette] (13 min.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Main titles -- TV dinner -- Killing time -- Be my guest -- Two and a half colds -- Scheduling problems -- Why so popular? -- All sorts of things -- Like old times -- Trust me -- Selfish and ungrateful -- Broken mirror -- Drowning their sorrows -- Million laughs -- O-U-T -- Coffee and a prayer -- Be a mensch -- Person-to-person -- So ashamed -- Chicken soup and gin -- Jackpot -- Lunch date -- Out of her system -- Brother-in-law -- Footprint in the sand -- Kick in the head -- All washed up -- Ring in the new
Control code
ocn185036784
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collector's ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (125 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883904100805
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
110080
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)185036784
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital mono; wide screen, aspect ratio 2.35:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The apartment, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; The Mirisch Company, Inc. presents ; written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1960
  • Special features: Commentary with film historian Bruce Block [audio feature]; Inside "The Apartment" [featurette] (30 min.); Magic time: The art of Jack Lemmon [featurette] (13 min.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Main titles -- TV dinner -- Killing time -- Be my guest -- Two and a half colds -- Scheduling problems -- Why so popular? -- All sorts of things -- Like old times -- Trust me -- Selfish and ungrateful -- Broken mirror -- Drowning their sorrows -- Million laughs -- O-U-T -- Coffee and a prayer -- Be a mensch -- Person-to-person -- So ashamed -- Chicken soup and gin -- Jackpot -- Lunch date -- Out of her system -- Brother-in-law -- Footprint in the sand -- Kick in the head -- All washed up -- Ring in the new
Control code
ocn185036784
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collector's ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (125 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883904100805
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
110080
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)185036784
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital mono; wide screen, aspect ratio 2.35:1
Video recording format
DVD

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