Stow Film Lounge @Mirth, Marvel & Maud, (former Granada cinema) 186 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 4QH
This classic Oscar-winning comedy directed by Billy Wilder, starring Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemon,tells of a man trying to rise in his company by letting its’ executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
Jack Lemmon plays C.C. Baxter, a go-getting office worker who loans his tiny apartment to his philandering superiors for their romantic trysts. He runs into trouble when he finds himself sharing a girlfriend (Shirley MacLaine) with his callous boss (Fred MacMurray).
Director Billy Wilder's customary cynicism is leavened here by tender humour, romance, and genuine pathos. The film carried away 6 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.