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The apartment
Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002.
Collector's edition.
Publication Information:
Culver City, CA : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Beverly Hills, CA : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2007]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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.
General 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.).


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.
Reading Level:
MPAA Rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video rating: 14A.
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