Cinema: The New Pictures, Jun. 6, 1960

The Apartment (Mirisch; United Artists) is the funniest movie made in Hollywood since Some Like It Hot (TIME, March 23, 1959). What's more, it was made by the same two men, Producer-Director Billy Wilder and Writer I.A.L. Diamond, who made that uproarious travesty of transvestitism, and it features the same deft comedian. Jack Lemmon. There the similarities end. The earlier film was a Mack Sennett farce with boys for bathing beauties. Apartment is a comedy of men's-room humours and water-cooler politics that now and then among the belly laughs says something serious and...

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