One, Two, Three (1961)
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In his last starring film (it was supposed to be his last film, but Ragtime came along in 1981), James Cagney plays Coca-Cola executive C.R. MacNamara. Assigned to manage Coke's West Berlin office, MacNamara dreams of being transferred to London, and to do this he must curry favor with his Atlanta-based boss, Hazeltine (Howard St. John). Thus, MacNamara agrees to look after Hazeltine's dizzy, impulsive daughter, Scarlett (Pamela Tiffin), during her visit to Germany. Weeks pass, and on the eve of
Jan 1, 1961 Wide
Jul 15, 2003
MGM Home Entertainment
Otto Ludwig Piffl
Howard St. John
Karl Ludwig Lindt
Rose Renee Roth
East German Police C...
East German Interrog...
Military Police Serg...
Hubert von Meyerinck
Count Von Droste-Sch...
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The screenplay, based on a one-act play by Ferenc Molnar, is outstanding.
The pace is blistering, and Wilder's deep-seated hatred of Germans has never been put to more comic use.
Marvellous one-liners, of course, and Cagney, spitting out his lines with machine-gun rapidity...
One, Two, Three celebrates as it satirizes American cultural imperialism.
It is one with which you can laugh -- with its own impudence toward foreign crises -- while laughing at its rowdy spinning jokes.
It would be better to watch this alone as the sound of chuckling in a theater will drown out many of the clever lines.
Wilder crafted what may well be his funniest movie with One, Two, Three. It's certainly his fastest-paced film.
A frantic satire from Wilder, this is a manic and hilariously funny ride into the madness of the cold war.
The last hour of the film is an exhilarating, exhausting series of gags, chases and twists that will have you glued to your TV.
Fast and funny, but very stagey, satire of Cold War politics.
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