A Manhattan insurance clerk tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
“The Apartment” is a 1960 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. The film follows the story of C.C. Baxter, a lonely office worker who allows his bosses to use his apartment for their extramarital affairs in exchange for a promotion, but he soon falls in love with a woman who is also involved with one of his bosses.
The film was critically acclaimed and won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. It is regarded as one of the greatest films ever made and has had a lasting impact on popular culture, particularly with its portrayal of the struggles of modern urban life and the consequences of compromising one’s values for professional success.