One, Two, Three
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One, Two, Three

1961
Comedy
1h 44m
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Avg Percentile 64.98% from 618 total ratings

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Rated 21 Aug 2010
82
67th
30s screwball comedy with a 60s sensibility. It doesn't always hit but it keeps on chugging along with a manic energy that breaks you down. Full of little references and wordplay it's pretty fun though a little tiring.
Rated 06 Mar 2007
62
20th
It's an okay movie, but not up to Wilder's best. The jokes seem like they OUGHT to be funny. They're probably funnier on paper. But something just doesn't gel here: perhaps the timing is off, or the atmosphere is too zany (or even not zany enough). Maybe the characterization was too broad, or the gags are too clichéd. Whatever it was, it didn't work for me, except an occasional laugh. I didn't hate watching it, but I kept hoping it would somehow get taken to another level.
Rated 20 Feb 2008
7
1st
The setup is contrived, stilted, and obnoxious. Cagney's talents are completely and utterly wasted here. And the jingoism is like fingernails on a chalkboard. This is so badly dated it's like watching a "duck and cover" film.
Rated 22 Jun 2017
75
84th
Wilder aimed to 'one up' the frenetic pace of the classic screwball comedies with O.T.T and he largely succeeded, even if it doesn't reach the same uproarious heights. Cagney delivers a truly breathless performance as a company man entrusted with protecting his boss' daughter who gets romantically involved with a communist. The film skewers communism and capitalism quite equally, and while some of the jokes are obviously dated, it's a furiously energetic romp that is extremely entertaining.
Rated 22 Jun 2014
85
90th
It's scattergun satire, where everyone gets their share, equals that of Dr. Strangelove, with Cagney, Buchholz and the adorably dins Pamela Tiffin nailing the breakneck pace. And it's just really really funny.
Rated 11 Apr 2020
100
99th
Laugh out loud hilarious. Cagney in a non-gangster role keeps up a frantic pace but can also take time to gloat. The action is nonstop and they even manage to squeeze in a trip to East Berlin. This film is what was missing for me in Mel Brooks' films of gags after gags. Every time the Sabre Dance came on I wasn't disappointed. Buchholz starts to lose his accent partway through but he's so impassionate about the Cause. Fav scene: Cagney barking orders for clothing, etc. and then taking charge.
Rated 11 Jan 2021
75
49th
This movie has a rapid fire script that misses sometimes The actor that holds the film together is James Cagney. Cagney's performance makes the movie interesting. Overall I would recommend this film..
Rated 01 Jul 2012
3
45th
My feelings are mixed. It's a ballsy Cold War farce, possibly a good topical companion piece to Dr. Strangelove. Wilder takes aim at everyone, whether poking fun at inferior Soviet industry or painting the Americans as boorish colonialists. The screwball comedy that worked so well in Some Like it Hot is pushed into overdrive here, and the film is just obnoxious. The wordplay is as clever as you'd expect from Wilder and Diamond, but many of the punchlines, verbal and physical, are predictable.
Rated 28 Mar 2024
52
50th
pretty clever but never quite breaches the limits of Cold War propaganda. all characters are ridiculous, but the punchlines always fall on the commies (and ex-nazis). the latter half is relentless, featuring some super fun East Berlin scenes
Rated 05 Apr 2013
40
9th
A tiresome movie to sit through, given the breakneck pace of the movie and that all of the characters are awful. The final act is pretty amusing, but that means sitting through a bunch of Cold War stereotypes and dated humor.
Rated 08 Oct 2017
74
32nd
Irritatingly childish. The snappy and clever humour works to an extent.
Rated 31 Dec 2010
45
27th
It was quite enjoyable and it is a decent film, but it's not outstanding in any way and overall it's plain medicore. There were a few funny parts i guess, I just totally forgot them.
Rated 05 Jan 2010
91
86th
Very funny, frenetic performance from Cagney. Excellent screenplay and direction.
Rated 18 Jan 2011
100
99th
Probably the best piece of product placement in a movie.
Rated 15 Dec 2009
64
21st
A failure in comedy and Cagney pulls of one of the most annoying characters I've ever seen. perhaps it would have been funny, if The Cold War were still on, but I doubt it.
Rated 11 Jul 2020
80
79th
James Cagney retired from movies after this (only to make a little appearance 20 years later in Ragtime). It's understandable, cause everyone would need a long break after having to deliver so many lines so fast as Cagney does in this extremely fast paced satire on both (Coca-cola) capitalism and communism. While Cagney gives an outstanding performance, all the best lines go to Horst Buchholz as the young East-German communist revolutionary.
Rated 21 Nov 2011
70
53rd
Wilder wanted to make the fastest comedy in history, and he made it. The pace was just too much to hold it together. Cagney was essential for this film - he might have saved it.
Rated 12 Jan 2019
4
12th
Could have done without the red scare stuff
Rated 12 Mar 2019
87
49th
86.50
Rated 10 Dec 2020
90
80th
Viewed December 9, 2020.
Rated 08 Jun 2022
75
65th
Billy Wilder directs a Coca-Cola commercial and it ends up being 2 hours long. Not as consistently funny as I remember it being, but still a fun ride. Billy's possibly at peak screwball here and he's the only one who ever made that genre work for me.
Rated 17 Nov 2020
50
67th
As a communist I found this funny & enjoyable.
Rated 23 May 2020
90
64th
Jimmy Cagney is a kick in this movie, which treads the line of pretending to make fun of Communists but actually making fun of people who are afraid of them
Rated 19 Dec 2008
51
2nd
971
Rated 10 May 2013
55
58th
I didn't laugh once at this "comedy". The first 40 minutes were atrocious, and I fell asleep watching it. I came back to watch the rest a few days later, and it got a lot better, but the only thing saving this film from being a turkey was the zany "race against time" 3rd act. Features two of the most annoying females characters ever (the 17 year old and the wife) Every time they were on screen, I wanted to uppercut them into a bee hive.
Rated 10 Mar 2008
85
78th
Cupido Não Tem Bandeira estreava há 60 anos nos EUA. Lembrava bem pouco desse filme, apenas que era uma sátira finíssima, dito e feito é mesmo, não tem nada nem ninguém que não seja satirizado de ambos os lados do muro. BlurayRip R.A.R.B.G.
Rated 02 Mar 2008
51
21st
# 987
Rated 26 Mar 2011
61
34th
For some reason this didn't work as well as it should have for me. I recall that Cagney was just a tad too energetic for me.
Rated 28 Apr 2013
90
63rd
The Coca-Cola Kid never got as much ass as the Coca-Cola Cagney!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
10
93rd
Cagney's incredible in this!
Rated 29 Feb 2012
90
84th
I pretty much love James Cagney in anything.
Rated 07 Oct 2012
50
24th
Cagney's the only good thing about this.
Rated 23 Sep 2007
90
98th
Hilarious many times. I love this movie.
Rated 09 Jun 2009
73
66th
Not great. Commies are funny.
Rated 31 Jul 2009
100
97th
The one where Billy Wilder directs a masterpiece of subversive take down of both Communism and capitalism. The action is zany, the jokes zip out of gangster actor James Cagney's mouth like a round from one of his beloved tommy guns and it never lets up until the hilarious last joke. I can't believe I'm only one of two of my TCIs rating this a 100.
Rated 15 Apr 2010
65
37th
Nein, not funny
Rated 25 May 2016
68
58th
Good humor, decent story.
Rated 16 Apr 2013
75
56th
It's not without its flaws (in particular a lot of the plot developments feel very contrived relying a lot on happenstance), but it's also very amusing and James Cagney is more or less on fire in the final act.
Rated 10 Oct 2013
89
97th
89.000
Rated 10 Jan 2017
79
84th
If you're looking for entertainment, look no further than this little gem. Cagney is able to carry most of the gags without effort and the script has rhythm, while the directing is on point and makes you actually care about what's going on the screen.
Rated 16 Jan 2010
50
0th
991
Rated 21 Mar 2021
65
18th
Isn't 1961 a bit too late to be making a slapstick comedy with a mostly unfunny James Cagney? I always preferred Pepsi anyways.
Rated 28 Aug 2007
90
86th
Even at this late date, Billy Wilder still had it. So did James Cagney. Fast-paced, very funny comedy with lots of good jabs at communism and a "love interest" who's more of a... well, just see the darned thing :-)

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