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One, Two, Three (1961)

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A Coca-Cola executive's promotion rests on his ability to look after his boss's flirtatious daughter in West Berlin.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Drama
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Written By:
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Runtime:
Studio:
MGM Home Entertainment

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Cast

James Cagney
as C.R. MacNamara
Pamela Tiffin
as Scarlett Hazeltine
Horst Buchholz
as Otto Ludwig Piffl
Arlene Francis
as Phyllis MacNamara
Lilo Pulver
as Ingeborg
Liselotte Pulver
as Ingeborg
Howard St. John
as Hazeltine
Hans Lothar
as Schlemmer
Hanns Lothar
as Schlemmer
Lois Bolton
as Mrs. Hazeltine
Leon Askin
as Peripetchikoff
Peter Capell
as Mishkin
Ralf Wolter
as Borodenko
Henning Schlüter
as Dr. Bauer
Red Buttons
as Military Police Sergeant
John Allen
as Tommy MacNamara
Christine Allen
as Cindy MacNamara
Hubert von Meyerinck
as Count Von Droste-Schattenburg
Til Kiwe
as Newspaperman
Ivan Arnold
as Military Police Corporal
Helmut Schmidt
as East German Police Corporal
Helmut Schmid
as East German Police Corporal
Otto Friebel
as East German Interrogator
Werner Buttler
as East German Police Sergeant
Klaus Becker
as Policeman
Max Buchsbaum
as Tailor
Jasper von Oertzen
as Haberdasher
Inga De Toro
as Stewardess
Abi von Hasse
as Jeweler
Jasper VonOertzen
as Haberdasher
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Critic Reviews for One, Two, Three

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

The screenplay, based on a one-act play by Ferenc Molnar, is outstanding.

Full Review… | August 15, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

The pace is blistering, and Wilder's deep-seated hatred of Germans has never been put to more comic use.

Full Review… | August 15, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Marvellous one-liners, of course, and Cagney, spitting out his lines with machine-gun rapidity...

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

One, Two, Three celebrates as it satirizes American cultural imperialism.

January 10, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

It is one with which you can laugh -- with its own impudence toward foreign crises -- while laughing at its rowdy spinning jokes.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

Not just a great attempt at caustic social commentary through the broadest of comedy, but also one the funniest movies of the '60s.

Full Review… | January 2, 2016
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for One, Two, Three

½

Caustic eyes of Billy Wilder set on west Berlin in the cold war. James Cagney shines at spitting Wilder's trademark cunning and sometimes mean spirited dialogue all over the place. Wilder said once "If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you." that was never truer than here...

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

½

Cold war comedy about a Coca-Cola executive stuck in Berlin and saddled with the responsibility of corralling the boss's wayward daughter. James Cagney makes the film's rapidly paced repartee look easy when, in fact, few actors could have handled it so well. An amusing, if not earth shattering, offering from the late, great Billy Wilder.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

½

It is pretty funny to see Jimmy Cagney running through his lists in this film. I have seen three of these 50-year-old highly-rated black and white films in the past week, and all are directed by Billy Wilder. Is he the only director of that era?

Red Lats
Red Lats

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