One, Two, Three

TitleOne, Two, Three
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1961
AuthorsWilder, Billy
Running Time104 minutes
Date Released1961
DistributorUnited Artists
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish, german, russian

In this Cold War screwball comedy, an American Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin exhibits a can-do attitude to best communism. C.R. "Mac" MacNamara dreams of expanding into the Russian market, but his boss tasks him with hosting his young daughter Scarlett. She falls in love and marries Otto, a communist. Mac must save face before his boss arrives. 


James Cagney

Horst Buchholz

Pamela Tiffin

Arlene Francis

Liselotte Pulver

Hanns Lothar

Howard St. John

Leon Askin

Ralf Wolter


Produced and Directed by Billy Wilder

Screenplay by I. A. L. Diamond and Billy Wilder

Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp

Edited by Daniel Mandell

Music by André Previn



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Filmed before and during the construction of the Berlin Wall, which explains why characters cross East and West Berlin with considerable ease. 

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