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Billy Wilder

One, Two, Three

104' - 1961 - Comedy - Dialogue: German, Russian, English
Director: Billy Wilder Composer: André Previn With: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin
Wilder's hilarious re-werking of Ninotchka, set in a divided Berlin rather than a romantic Paris, shows how a frenzied Coca-Cola executive (James Cagney at his most magnetic) sets about converting a scruffy communist (Horst Buchholz) into a smart capitalist. The fact that the Berlin Wall was being constructed at the time possibly gives its attack on Western and Eastern ideological rigidities an extra bite·; certainly, it is one of Wilder's broadest and fastest satires, if not the most subtle. (National Film Theatre, London)

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Billy Wilder


André Previn


James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin


Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond

Director of Photography

Daniel L. Fapp


Daniel Mandell


Billy Wilder

More information


German, Russian, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"Egy, kettő, három" (Ferenc Molnár)



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