One, Two, Three

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Coarse Cold War satire, structured largely as farce, with Cagney as the aggressive Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin, trying desperately to win advancement by selling the beverage to Russia, and simultaneously required to prevent his boss from discovering that the latter's bird-brained daughter has married a rabid Commie from East Berlin. Marvellous one-liners, of course, and Cagney, spitting out his lines with machine-gun rapidity in his final film until his belated appearance in 'Ragtime', is superb (and superbly backed by a fine cast). But the targets of Wilder's satire - go-getting, up-to-the-minute, consumer America versus the poverty and outdatedness of Communist culture - are rather too obvious.

Release details

Duration: 115 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Billy Wilder
Screenwriter: Billy Wilder, IAL Diamond
Cast: James Cagney
Horst Buchholz
Pamela Tiffin
Arlene Francis
Lilo Pulver
Howard St John
Hanns Lothar
Leon Askin
Red Buttons

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5 / 5

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Joyce Allen

Cagney at his very best. One of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Forget the criticism about capitalism and communism This is not serious stuff! Pure enjoyment, just for fun.

Joyce Allen

Cagney at his very best. One of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Forget the criticism about capitalism and communism This is not serious stuff! Pure enjoyment, just for fun.

iain45

Great Cold War satire, worth it alone for a magnificent James Cagney performance.

iain45

Great Cold War satire, worth it alone for a magnificent James Cagney performance.