- Jack Lemmon as C.C. "Bud" Baxter
- Shirley MacLaine as Fran Kubelik
- Fred MacMurray as Jeff D. Sheldrake
Hard working genuine guy C.C. Baxter is well respected at work and by his friends. But when he gets home, he goes into a whole new atmosphere. His doctor-neighbour wants his liver donated to a university to be examined after he dies, the landlady consistently complains about the noise and he is never free of the smell of liqueur. Little do they all know that the reason for all of this is that he rents his home out to cheating colleagues. It started when he needed more money for the rent and a friend offered him a sum of money to take his secret girlfriend to his house without his wife knowing. Word
Directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Billy Wilder and produced by Billy Wilder. How could you get better? The scene where the doctor thinks he and Fran had a row - hence her unconsiousness - is so funny. I love how C.C. strings his spaghetti with a tennis racket, and when Fran asks him why he says, "It's great when I'm making pasta for myself! You should see me serve the meatballs! *Shhppcka* *Shhppcka!* (as he hits imaginary meatballs into the spaghetti)" This is one of my favourite ever films and Jack lemmon is one of my favourite EVER comedians. It also has one of the best ending ever, other than Billy's Some Like It Hot ending. Shirley Maclaine is so cute as always... "Shut up and deal" as she says at the end. An amazingly moving comedy.