One, Two, Three

1961

One, Two, Three

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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.

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
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
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
Helmut Schmidt
as East German Police Corporal
Ivan Arnold
as Military 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
Jasper von Oertzen
as Haberdasher
Inga De Toro
as Stewardess
Jasper VonOertzen
as Haberdasher
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Critic Reviews for One, Two, Three

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (20) | Rotten (1)

Audience Reviews for One, Two, Three

  • Feb 24, 2018
    A capitalist cola executive in cold war Berlin faces hardship from communists, headstrong youth, as well as ex-Nazi trained staffing. James Cagney, a diminutive man in fact, but one of the nearly forgotten (shame!) giants of the screen proves it so and then some with a tour-de-force performance as he singlehandedly wrangles Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond's witty assault on so-called dollar diplomacy down to the ground and makes it go "uncle!" and is the sole reason to seek this ignored gem out. Excellent.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 26, 2013
    "One, Two, Three" is a total madhouse of a film, featuring a lightning-like pace, pervasive usage of Aram Khachaturian's "Sabre Dance" to give it its energy and a performance from James Cagney in which he is usually uttering no less than three words a second. While not a great film at all, it's funny and off-the-wall and very entertaining.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Aug 14, 2011
    What a somewhat dated (naturally) look at capitalists v communists! A satirical Cold War blitz-kreig set in West Berlin starring the wonderful Jimmy Cagney as an Anerican executive for the Coca-Cola executive! Screen adaptation of a play by Ferenc Molnr. Truly light-hearted fare poking fun at the ideological differences that led to the building of the Berlin War which used to separate East and West Germany.
    Teresa S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 06, 2010
    The great James Cagney is a laugh riot in this hilariously zany classic, beautifully directed by Billy Wilder. About a Coca-Cola executive stationed in West Berlin during the Cold War, who does a favor for his boss, by looking after his visiting daughter played delightfully by Pamela Triffin. But when he learns that she has gone and secretly married a fierce young communist played wonderfully by Horst Buchholz and that his boss will be arriving in 24 hours to pick her up, he must come up with a plan, before all hell breaks loose. Fine supporting performances by Arlene Francis, Liselotte Pulver, Howard St. John, Hanns and Leon Askin. But this is Cagney's show all the way, and he is a absolute comic marvel and delivers one of the finest, funniest, and most breathlessly machine-gun-paced performances of his distinguished career. Cagney took a 20 year hiatus after appearing in "One, Two, Three" before returning to the big screen in 1981 for his final role in Milos Forman's Ragtime. Highly Recommended.
    Danny R Super Reviewer

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