Billy Wilder's The Apartment is hard to watch. Jack Lemmon is an office worker who thinks he can get ahead by letting executives use his apartment for assignations. His boss, played by Fred MacMurray is a creep who uses the apartment to meet with Shirley MacLaine's character, an elevator operator whom Lemmon has a crush on. When she gets dumped by the boss, she tries to kill herself. Jack Lemmon saves her life and nurses her back to health, but gets blamed for all of her troubles. At last he realizes that his aspirations are worthless and he happily gets fired.