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Monday, 05 August 2019 at 8.15pm
Billy Wilder
  • Comedy
  • 1961
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 108 mins.
 
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A fast and frantic satire on corporate politics and Cold War paranoia, it's a freewheeling undervalued gem of a film from Billy Wilder. James Cagney plays CR 'Mac' MacNamara, a top soft drinks executive who is sent by his boss to West Berlin to keep an eye on his 17-year-old socialite daughter Scarlett (Pamela Tiffin) while she visits the German city. Mac discovers Scarlett has fallen for an East Berlin communist activist and that the couple are planning to elope to Moscow! Mac must break up the unacceptable tryst before his all-American boss finds out about it and before his own wife, who can't stand life in Germany, drives him certifiably insane.

 

Director:

 
Billy Wilder

Cinematographer:

 
Daniel L/ Fapp

Screenplay:

 
Billy Wilder I.A.L. Diamond

Cast:

 
James Cagney Horst Buchholz Pamela Tiffin Arlene Francis

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