27 Days With Billy Wilder And Me

Every Movie He Directed…From Mauvaise Graine to Buddy Buddy

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Day Nineteen: One, Two, Three

July 18th, 2011 · No Comments · 1961, Adaptation, Arlene Francis, Berlin, Coca-Cola, Horst Buchholz, IAL Diamond, James Cagney, One Two Three, Pamela Tiffin, Zany

Billy Wilder’s nineteenth movie, One, Two, Three, starring James Cagney, was released in 1961. Billy was 55 years old. I know I’m in trouble when the blurbs on the DVD box announce the movie inside is: “A fast-paced, lighthearted farce crammed with gags!” and “Wilder and Diamond at their zaniest best!” “Gags” and “zany” are [...]

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Day Eight: A Foreign Affair

July 7th, 2011 · No Comments · 1948, A Foreign Affair, Berlin, Charles Brackett, Jean Arthur, John Lund, Marlene Dietrich, Millard Mitchell

Billy Wilder’s eighth movie, A Foreign Affair, is a comedy/drama set in Berlin post WW II starring Jean Arthur and Marlene Deitrich. It was released in 1948. Billy was 42 years old. This movie was also written by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett. But it’s no Lost Weekend. It’s not even a Major and the [...]

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