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Jack Lemmon Was The Only Actor Who Could Make The Apartment Work

"The Apartment" doesn't fit neatly into any film genre, let alone into the saccharine fare often reserved for Christmas time. Melancholy, satirical, and biting, it's neither a sweet rom-com nor a straight drama. Even with its dark edges, there is something comforting about Billy Wilder's 1960 film, like sitting inside a snug apartment on a wintry night. Its original tagline is a perfect summary of the film: "Movie-wise, there's never been anything like 'The Apartment.'" Actor-wise, there was no one who could play its leading role like Jack Lemmon.
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Jack Lemmon Was Literally Floored By The Script For Some Like It Hot

"Some Like It Hot" is a film that on paper, doesn't seem like it should work. Here's a script that came out in the late 1950s about two Chicago musicians who witnessed the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and in desperate need of both a gig and an escape, flee to Florida in drag with a women's band. How a movie is supposed to make the sharp tonal shift from a Prohibition-era gangster flick to a classic, Shakespearian cross-dressing comedy in the span of a few minutes seems like an unlikely feat. Even more shocking is that Jack Lemmon agreed to the project before seeing a page.
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Jack Lemmon and Al Pacino in David Mamet’s GLENGARRY GLENROSS Screening at The Wildey Theater in Edwardsville Tuesday May 10th

“Put that coffee down! Coffee is for closers only.”. Nothing’s more fun than The Wildey’s Tuesday Night Film Series. Jack Lemmon and Al Pacino in David Mamet’s GLENGARRY GLENNROSS (1992) will be on the big screen when it plays at The Wildey Theater in Edwardsville, IL (252 N Main St, Edwardsville, IL 62025) at 7:00pm Tuesday May 10th. Tickets are only $3 Tickets available starting at 3pm day of movie at Wildey Theatre ticket office. Cash or check only. (cash, credit cards accepted for concessions) Lobby opens at 6pm.
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Henry Fonda, James Cagney, and Jack Lemmon in MISTER ROBERTS at The Wildey Theater in Edwardsville Tuesday January 11th

“Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinkin’ palm tree overboard! Now what’s all this crud about no movie tonight?”. Nothing’s more fun than The Wildey’s Tuesday Night Film Series Henry Fonda, James Cagney, and Jack Lemmon in MISTER ROBERTS (1955) will be on the big screen when it plays at The Wildey Theater in Edwardsville, IL (252 N Main St, Edwardsville, IL 62025) at 7:00pm Tuesday January 11th. Tickets are only $3 Tickets available starting at 3pm day of movie at Wildey Theatre ticket office. Cash or check only. (cash, credit cards accepted for concessions) Lobby opens at 6pm.
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Late Actor Jack Lemmon’s Malibu Home Lists for $13.45 Million

The former Malibu, California, home of late actor Jack Lemmon hit the market Wednesday for $13.45 million. Located on Broad Beach, the three-bedroom, four-bathroom residence offers direct access to the Pacific Ocean, and is being offered for sale for the first time since Lemmon and his wife, actress Felicia Farr, renovated the home in the late 1980s.
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Jack Lemmon: What Movies to Start With

If you are looking for smart comedies, you will find plenty in the Classic Hollywood years, between the forties and the eighties. Due to my writing activity, I've been seeing films from the forties and the fifties, so I can recommend some.
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