from her boss and checks into a small hotel with an eerie proprietor played by Anthony Perkins. Would you believe that it initially received mixed reviews, but the great box office returns prompted a re-review which led to 4 Oscar nominations—kind of like this year’s candidate for best film, The Blind Side.
The Apartment (1960). Directed by Billy Wilder (who also directed Sunset Boulevard and Some Like It Hot), this drama starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine won 5 Oscars! Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Screenplay and Best Art Direction. As you can see by the awards, it is a great story—drama and romance about an executive who allows his boss to use his apartment for extramarital affairs. But one night he finds one of the women left behind and this leads to a romance of his own.