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The Apartment
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Jack Kruschen, Ray Walston, David Lewis

An absolutely delightful romantic comedy about a desk jockey who tries to advance his career by allowing his bosses to use his apartment for their extramarital flings. The man finds himself in Catch-22 when he falls in love with his manager's girlfriend. This is not laugh out loud funny like Some Like It Hot, but it's certainly Billy Wilder's sweetest comedy. The central performances are all excellent. The film won five Academy Awards, and Wilder took home three of them for producing, directing and co-writing.