One, Two, Three
One, Two, Three is a 1961 American political comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and written by Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond. It is based on the 1929 Hungarian one-act play Egy, kettő, három by Ferenc Molnár, with a "plot borrowed partly from" Ninotchka, a 1939 film co-written by Wilder. The comedy features James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Lilo Pulver, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis, Leon Askin, Howard St. John, and others. It would be Cagney's last film appearance until Ragtime in 1981, 20 years later.
C.R. "Mac" MacNamara is a high-ranking executive in the Coca-Cola Company, assigned to West Berlin after a business fiasco a few years earlier in the Middle East (about which he is still bitter). While based in West Germany for now, Mac is angling to become head of Western European Coca-Cola Operations, based in London. After working on an arrangement to introduce Coke into the Soviet Union, Mac receives a call from his boss, W.P. Hazeltine, at Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta. Scarlett Hazeltine, the boss's hot-blooded but slightly dim 17-year-old socialite daughter, is coming to West Berlin. Mac is assigned the unenviable task of taking care of this young whirlwind.
|author||Billy Wilder I. A. L. Diamond|
|award||National Board of Review: Top Ten Films|
|keywords||american spy anti-american anti-americanism atlanta bos coca-cola headquarters east german east german police east germany end force help itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini married middle east moscow new life pepsi-cola polka dot southern belle soviet union the coca-cola company volkspolizei west berlin west germany yankee|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White|
|productionCompany||The Mirisch Company|