One, Two, Three
One, Two, Three (1961)

A Coca-Cola executive's promotion rests on his ability to look after his boss's flirtatious daughter in West Berlin.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1961
DVD Release Date: July 15, 2003
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

The screenplay, based on a one-act play by Ferenc Molnar, is outstanding.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

One, Two, Three celebrates as it satirizes American cultural imperialism.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

One of [Wilder's] very best films.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

The pace is blistering, and Wilder's deep-seated hatred of Germans has never been put to more comic use.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

It is one with which you can laugh -- with its own impudence toward foreign crises -- while laughing at its rowdy spinning jokes.

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TV Guide

It would be better to watch this alone as the sound of chuckling in a theater will drown out many of the clever lines.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Marvellous one-liners, of course, and Cagney, spitting out his lines with machine-gun rapidity...

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Not just a great attempt at caustic social commentary through the broadest of comedy, but also one the funniest movies of the '60s.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The targets of Wilder's satire--a vulgar American capitalist culture and an outdated Russian Communist culture--are too obvious to be that funny.

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Pierluigi Puccini
Caustic eyes of Billy Wilder set on west Berlin in the cold war. James Cagney shines at spitting Wilder's trademark cunning and sometimes mean spirited… More
Ken Stachnik
Like the Bird Cage...only with communists
Randy Tippy
Cold war comedy about a Coca-Cola executive stuck in Berlin and saddled with the responsibility of corralling the boss's wayward daughter. James Cagney… More
Stella Dallas
wonderful underseen comic gem from billy wilder. terrific performance from cagney with able support from the whole cast. full of rapid-fire dialogue and… More
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It is pretty funny to see Jimmy Cagney running through his lists in this film. I have seen three of these 50-year-old highly-rated black and white films in… More
Danny Rovira
The great James Cagney is a laugh riot in this hilariously zany classic, beautifully directed by Billy Wilder. About a Coca-Cola executive stationed in West… More