The Apartment is a 1960 comedy directed by Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard) from a screenplay written by Wilder and I.A.L Diamond. The film features Jack Lemmon as an insurance company employee who climbs the corporate ladder by allowing his bosses to use his apartment for their extra-marital affairs. The film would go on to win five Academy Awards and until The Artist in 2012, was the last fully black and white film to win the award for Best Picture.
The following weapons were used in the film The Apartment:
While packing his apartment, C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) comes across a Colt M1911 and briefly examines it. The presence of the pistol is explained in a conversation between Baxter and Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine) earlier in the film; he describes that he purchased the gun in order to commit suicide, but, while sitting in his car attempting to do the act, he shot himself in the knee while trying to hide it from a passing policeman.