Come see Cagney as you've never seen him before!
We return this month to another film directed by Billy Wilder -- but this time it's set in the 1960s, and the American Businessman, the Berlin Wall, and international politics are all grist for his satirical story. Variety staff summarized it saying:
"Billy Wilder’s One, Two, Three is a fast-paced, high-pitched, hard-hitting, lighthearted farce crammed with topical gags and spiced with satirical overtones. Story is so furiously quick-witted that some of its wit gets snarled and smothered in overlap. But total experience packs a considerable wallop.
James Cagney is the chief exec of Coca-Cola’s West Berlin plant whose ambitious promotion plans are jeopardized when he becomes temporary guardian of his stateside superior’s wild and vacuous daughter. The girl (Pamela Tiffin) slips across the border, weds violently anti-Yankee Horst Buchholz, and before long there’s a bouncing baby Bolshevik on the way. When the home office head man decides to visit his daughter, Cagney masterminds an elaborate masquerade that backfires."
Please join us on Monday, November 30th @ 6:00 p.m. in Mtg. Rm B. as we see James Cagney in one of his finest performances in this under-appreciated comic gem.
All are welcome to attend, no registration is required. Questions? Contact Patricia Ruocco at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please see the Just Between Frames blog.