Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

One, Two, Three
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis, Liselotte Pulver, Howard St. John

The head of the Coca Cola company in West Berlin hopes to win a promotion and leave the torn city behind him, but he has a mountain to climb after his boss' daughter marries an East German Communist under his own watchful eye. Billy Wilder's Cold War comedy is a fascinating time capsule of an era gone by, but most importantly it's a hilarious film which ridicules communism and capitalism with equal force. James Cagney deliver the rapid-fire dialogue with style is one his last roles.