Opened: June 15, 1960
Directed by: Billy Wilder
C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) is quickly climbing in the ranks of his company as he lets higher executives use his apartment for their extra-martial affairs. C. C. unfortunately falls in love with elevator operator Frank Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), who’s having an affair with his direct boss (Fred MacMurray).
The comedy in this film is great and easy flowing. Between the script and the performances of Lemmon and MacLaine, humor doesn’t feel forced and you’ll easily root for these two
By today’s standards, this film is utterly sexist with the executives blackmailing C. C. and bringing sexual harassment into the workplace.
Final say: Cute and funny, but not made for the “MeToo” world. ★★★★☆