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One, Two, Three (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 16 December 1961 (USA)
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In West Berlin during the Cold War, a Coca-Cola executive is given the task of taking care of his boss' socialite daughter.

Director:

Billy Wilder

Writers:

Billy Wilder (screenplay), I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Cagney ... C.R. MacNamara
Horst Buchholz ... Otto Ludwig Piffl
Pamela Tiffin ... Scarlett Hazeltine
Arlene Francis ... Phyllis MacNamara
Howard St. John ... Wendell P. Hazeltine
Hanns Lothar Hanns Lothar ... Schlemmer
Leon Askin ... Peripetchikoff
Ralf Wolter Ralf Wolter ... Borodenko
Karl Lieffen Karl Lieffen ... Fritz
Hubert von Meyerinck ... Count von Droste Schattenburg
Loïs Bolton Loïs Bolton ... Melanie Hazeltine (as Lois Bolton)
Peter Capell ... Mishkin
Til Kiwe ... Reporter
Henning Schlüter Henning Schlüter ... Dr. Bauer
Karl Ludwig Lindt Karl Ludwig Lindt ... Zeidlitz
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Storyline

Post-war Berlin is the microcosm of the polarization of West and East; American and Soviet. C.R. MacNamara's Coca-Cola's head of West Berlin operations, His life goes into a spin when he must deal with the visit of Scarlett Hazeltine; the 17yo spoilt daughter of his boss. On the same day Mac hears Mr. & Mrs. Hazeltine will be iarriving in a day, he also learns Scarlett's married Otto Ludwig Piffl, a staunch East German Communist. Mac also learns Scarlett's pregnant, Mac has to get Otto, and turn him into a respectable young man for the soon-to-be arriving boss... and Otto's father-in-law. Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

Billy Wilder's Explosive New Comedy

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

The bandleader in the Hotel Potemkin scene is played by an uncredited Friedrich Hollaender, a major figure in the Berlin cabaret scene of the 1920s and the composer of 'Kopf bis Fuss'/'Falling in Love Again' among many great songs. Hollaender fled to Hollywood in the Nazi period and worked on numerous film scores, previously working with Wilder on the score of Sabrina (1954). Hollaender (billed as "Frederick Hollander" on his many American films) also worked with Wilder on "A Foreign Affair" in 1948, appearing in the film as Marlene Dietrich's pianist. See more »

Goofs

When Otto rides his motorcycle back to East Berlin, there is a balloon on the tailpipe with "Russki Go Home" printed on it. As he rides through the streets of West Berlin, the lettering is on the side of the balloon. By the time he crosses into East Berlin, the lettering has shifted and is now on the rear. See more »

Quotes

C.R. MacNamara: C'mon, let's make an effort.
Phyllis MacNamara: Yes, mein führer.
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Connections

Referenced in Horst Buchholz... mein Papa (2005) See more »

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Yankee Doodle
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Traditional
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27 January 2002 | by pylonSee all my reviews

The most hilarant film never watched. The Wilder's chef d'Oeuvre, will be remembered as one of the ten best films on the story of the seventh art it must be rated eleven over ten if there is justice on this earth


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Russian

Release Date:

16 December 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One, Two, Three See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1962) (banned) | (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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