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Release Date:
18 December 1961 (West Germany) See more »
Billy Wilder's Explosive New Comedy
In West Berlin during the Cold War, a Coca-Cola executive is given the task of taking care of his boss' socialite daughter. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Exceptional Cold War Spoof See more (119 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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 ... Schlemmer

Leon Askin ... Peripetchikoff
Ralf Wolter ... Borodenko
Karl Lieffen ... Fritz
Hubert von Meyerinck ... Count von Droste Schattenburg
Loïs Bolton ... Melanie Hazeltine (as Lois Bolton)

Peter Capell ... Mishkin
Til Kiwe ... Reporter
Henning Schlüter ... Dr. Bauer
Karl Ludwig Lindt ... Zeidlitz

Liselotte Pulver ... Fräulein Ingeborg (as Lilo Pulver)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Banner ... Krause / Haberdrasher (voice)
Christine Allen ... Cindy MacNamara (uncredited)
John Allen ... Tommy MacNamara (uncredited)
Ivan Arnold ... MP Corporal (uncredited)
Klaus Becker ... East German Policeman (uncredited)
Max Buchsbaum ... Tailor (uncredited)
Werner Buttler ... East German Policeman (uncredited)

Red Buttons ... MP Sergeant (uncredited)
Paul Bös ... Krause (uncredited)
Jacques Chevalier ... Pierre - Navigator (uncredited)
Josef Coesfeld ... Hairdresser (uncredited)
Ingrid DeToro ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Siegfried Dornbusch ... East German Policeman (uncredited)
Gernot Duda ... Suitcase Salesman (uncredited)
Otto Friebel ... Interrogator (uncredited)
Werner Hessenland ... Shoeman (uncredited)
Friedrich Hollaender ... Conductor at Grand Hotel (uncredited)
Rose Renée Roth ... Berta (uncredited)

Sig Ruman ... Count von Droste Schattenburg (voice) (uncredited)
Helmut Schmid ... East German Policeman (uncredited)
Abi von Hasse ... Jeweler (uncredited)
Jaspar von Oertzen ... Haberdasher (uncredited)

Directed by
Billy Wilder 
Writing credits
Billy Wilder (screenplay) and
I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay)

Ferenc Molnár (play "Egy, kettö, három") (as Ferenc Molnar)

Produced by
I.A.L. Diamond .... associate producer
Doane Harrison .... associate producer
Billy Wilder .... producer
Original Music by
André Previn (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Daniel L. Fapp (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Daniel Mandell 
Production Design by
Robert Stratil 
Heinrich Weidemann 
Art Direction by
Alexandre Trauner  (as Alexander Trauner)
Production Management
William A. Calihan Jr. .... production manager (as William Calihan)
Werner Fischer .... production manager
Conrad von Molo .... production supervisor (as Conrad Von Molo)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Pevsner .... assistant director
André Smagghe .... second unit director
Art Department
Saul Bass .... poster designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Basil Fenton-Smith .... sound
Del Harris .... sound effects editor
John Brommage .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Milt Rice .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Lothar Winkler .... still photographer (uncredited)
Music Department
Richard Carruth .... music editor
André Previn .... conductor
André Previn .... music adaptor
Other crew
May Wale Brown .... script continuity (as May Wale)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"One, Two, Three" - Australia (imdb display title), Canada (English title) (imdb display title), Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title)
"Uno, dos, tres" - Argentina (imdb display title), Chile (imdb display title), Colombia (imdb display title), Mexico (imdb display title), Spain (imdb display title), Venezuela (imdb display title)
"Eins, zwei, drei" - Austria, Germany (imdb display title), West Germany
"Un, deux, trois" - Belgium (French title) (imdb display title), France
"Один, два, три" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Раз, два, три" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Ahat, Shtaim, Shalosh" - Israel (Hebrew title)
"Bir, iki, üç" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"Cupido Não Tem Bandeira" - Brazil
"Een, twee, drie" - Netherlands (imdb display title)
"Een, twee, drie" - Belgium (Flemish title) (imdb display title)
"Egy, kettő, három" - Hungary
"En, to, tre og et lillebitte hop" - Denmark
"Ena... dyo... tria" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Ett, två, tre" - Sweden
"Los peligros del amor" - Mexico (alternative title)
"Odin, dva, tri" - Soviet Union (Russian title) (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Raz, dva, tri" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title) (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Raz, dwa, trzy" - Poland (imdb display title)
"Um, Dois, Três" - Portugal
"Uno, due, tre!" - Italy
"Unu, doi, trei" - Romania (imdb display title)
"Yks', kaks', kolme" - Finland
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115 min | Finland:108 min (1962) (banned version) | Canada:108 min (Ontario) | UK:108 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:13 | Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 (1986) | Finland:(Banned) (1962) (1966) (1969) | Sweden:11 | UK:U | USA:Unrated | USA:Approved (PCA #20106) | West Germany:6

Did You Know?

At the "Grand Hotel Potemkin", the band plays the song "Yes, We Have No Bananas" (in German of course). This song is used in Billy Wilder's previous film, Sabrina (1954).See more »
Factual errors: The sign that would have been displayed as you left West Berlin into the Eastern side via the Brandenburg Gate, would have read 'You Are Now Leaving The British Sector' as that area had been in The British Zone of occupation since 1945. Hence, any allied border guards or MPs that the characters would have come into contact with throughout the movie, would also be British and not American.See more »
Scarlet:You can forward the mail to American Express in Moscow. And "Vogue" magazine. And "Screamer" magazine.
Phyllis MacNamara:All right, if you promise to send me "Pravda" every day. Just the funnies.
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Movie Connections:
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What does Cagney say about alligator shoes offered as possible executive attire for young Horst?
Lilo Pulver---Who Was She?
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47 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Exceptional Cold War Spoof, 24 September 2000
Author: Mitch-38 from Houston, Texas

Billy Wilder's hilarious Cold War comedy that only gets better with each viewing. It does help some, of course, to know the politics of the region and of that time period. Irregardless, one need not be a Hoover Institute Fellow to pick these up quickly. James Cagney, proving his acting range was virtually borderless, turns in a superb performance as the soft drink exec seeking an upper echelon corporate job.

With a terrific supporting cast, Cagney's corporate dreams are about to explode, when the boss' wild daughter flies into Berlin. Creating havoc, and not to mention more stress on his wounded marriage, the daughter runs off cavorting about in the Eastern Sector.

Corporate ambitions, romance and strong politics collide in this volatile, hilarious, extremely fast paced comedy. This is how a real comedic farce is put together, and it goes off without a hitch, all the way to the last gag. There's also some great homages/inside jokes to boot. A comedy classic, and another gem from Mr. Wilder.

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