About

Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he's left with a major problem to solve.

8.3
3,342
Directed by

Billy Wilder

Written by

Billy Wilder (Screenplay)
I. A. L. Diamond (Screenplay)

Runtime

125 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Movie-wise, there has never been anything like it - laugh-wise, love-wise, or otherwise-wise!

Cast

Keywords

winter office extramarital affair new york romantic comedy suicide attempt age difference lovesickness new year's eve clerk flat christmas party tennis racket spaghetti

Photos

Lists

#107 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#52 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#80 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#12 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen Billy Wilder I. A. L. Diamond

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White Edward G. Boyle Alexandre Trauner

Oscar for Best Picture Billy Wilder

Oscar for Best Film Editing Daniel Mandell