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One, Two, Three (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 16 December 1961 (USA)
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Billy Wilder's Explosive New Comedy

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Russian

Release Date:

16 December 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uno, dos, tres See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The combination to the safe in C.R. MacNamara's office is 22-5-17. This is revealed when MacNamara demands their children's and her passports to return to the United States. See more »

Goofs

One of the East Germans opens a bottle of Coke by smashing its neck (in classic Russian-brute style.) But when the carton is returned at the gate, all the bottles were quite intact. See more »

Quotes

Otto: We will take over West Berlin. We will take over Western Europe. We will bury you!
C.R. MacNamara: Do me a favor. Bury us but don't marry us.
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Soundtracks

Ride of the Valkyries
(uncredited)
from Act III of "Die Walküre"
Music by Richard Wagner
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User Reviews

 
Buyer be advised
23 October 2009 | by tterraceSee all my reviews

In a comment dated 8 July 2009 under the heading "Buyer Beware" the following was said: "The MGM DVD pictured on the IMDb page for this film is a disaster, formatted to fit your screen. Somewhere in heaven Wilder must be shedding tears." The copy I just bought has the widescreen 16X9 enhanced version on one side and the pan-and-scan "full screen" version on the other. If you're seeing the "full screen" version but wish to watch the widescreen version instead, do the following:

1. Eject the disc from your player

2. Remove the disc from the tray

3. Turn the disc over

4. Replace disc in the tray

5. Press "play"

There. That ought to have gotten me past the 10 line IMDb comment requirement


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