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Release: 1960-06-15
The Apartment
"Shut Up and Deal" Ending Scene
Clip Description
When Fran Kubelik (Shirley MaClaine) arrives, she hears what sounds like a gunshot from C.C. Baxter's (Jack Lemmon)apartment, but it turns out it's just Baxter popping a champagne bottle to celebrate the New Year. Baxter is bewildered by Fran's appearance and her insistence on resuming their earlier game of gin rummy. When Baxter declares his love for her, her reply is the now-famous final line of the film: "Shut up and deal".
Movie Description
The Apartment came out shortly after the success of ‘Some Like it Hot’ from director Billy Wilder and thus making it the most successful films of the year. Full of trivialities this comedy is a harsh critic of coporate world and the American way of life. Bud Baxter is a struggling clerk in a huge New York insurance company. He's discovered a quick way to climb the corporate ladder - by lending out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. He often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits and one night he's left with a major problem to solve.
Billy Wilder
United Artists