One, Two, Three

directed by Billy Wilder
Category: "Comedy"
Year of Release:1961
Date Added:08/27/2010
Date Watched:08/27/2010
Description:C.R. MacNamara (James Cagney) is a Coca-Cola executive in Berlin during the Cold War. His bosses daughter Scarlett (Pamela Tiffin) visits for a couple months and secretly marries Otto, a Communist (Horst Buchholz). When C.R. finds out, he frames the guy with the East German police and gets him arrested. Then he finds out that Scarlett is pregnant. With the help of his curvaceous secretary (Liselotte Pulver), he talks a Russian businessman into helping him spring Otto out of prison. He has 12 hours to convert Otto into a capitalist before Scarlett's parents arrive — and at the same time, rescue his own marriage. His wife and kids have had enough of foreign living and are flying home to Georgia. When Scarlett's father meets the new Otto, he makes him the head of the European office and sends C.R. back to the home office in Atlanta.
My Rating:7

Reviews for One, Two, Three

Review - One, Two, Three

The most frenetic movie I've ever seen. Cagney talks full-speed for the entire time, never relaxing for a moment. It was as if the entire movie was on the wrong speed. None of it was to be taken remotely seriously. A total satire on Communism, Capitalism and Germany. It gave me a headache, but it was entertaining.
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