December 16, 2019 - 6:30 pm
The Tropic’s holiday classics continue with Billy Wilder’s memorable tale of love, ambition and big business, all culminating in a memorable New Year’s Eve.
Bud Baxter (Jack Lemmon) is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder: by lending out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. He spends an increasing amount of free time dealing with the aftermath of their visits, but doesn’t seem to mind—until the night he discovers that he’s sharing more than an apartment key with his overbearing boss.
“A screen gem that attained classic status in about as much time as it takes to comb one’s hair.” —Film Frenzy