Skip to comments.Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "One, Two, Three"(1961)
Posted on 07/28/2013 11:56:09 AM PDT by ReformationFan
“I will not have my son grow up to be a capitalist.”
“When he’s 18 he can make his mind up whether he wants to be a capitalist or a rich communist.”
“So you just tell Daddy I’m on my way to the U.S.S.R. That’s short for Russia.”
I remember that one. Hollywood attempting to show communists as young, hip, attractive and appealing while contrasting the stuffy Mammon-worshiping communist stereotype of a Yank . . .
This is a masterpiece!
My all-time favorite movie!!!!
“She married a communist? This is going to be the biggest thing to hit Atlanta since General Sherman threw that little barbecue!”
“Schlemmer you’re back in the SS, small salary!”
Agreed. Billy Wilder was a cinematic genius.
C.R. MacNamara: Cigarette? Cigar?
Peripetchikoff: Here, take one of these.
C.R. Macnamara: Thanks. Hm, ‘Made in Havana’.
Peripetchikoff: We have trade agreement with Cuba. They send us cigars, we send them rockets.
C.R. Macnamara: Good thinking.
C.R. MacNamara: You know something? You guys got cheated. This is a pretty crummy cigar.
Peripetchikoff: Do not worry. We send them pretty crummy rockets.
I remember seeing this at the drive-in when i was a kid. I LOVED it!
“Naked as a Jaybird, with “Yankee Go Home” tattooed across her chest!”.... LOL
I don’t think the Communists came out looking very good in this one. In fact, whatever potshots Wilder takes at the West it’s clear that our side is portrayed as the better one and the one you’d want to be a part of.
Isn’t it just marvy?
C.R. MacNamara: You’ve defected?
Peripetchikoff: Is old Russian proverb: “Go West young man.”
His wonderful movie “The Apartment” (1960) is even better than this one.
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More Billy Wilder films
“I spit on your money. I spit on Fort Knox. I spit on Wall Street.”
“Unsanitary little jerk, isn’t he?”
It was more of a matter of sneaking stuff in.
Oh I love “The Apartment”. I just consider that more of a seriocomedy than “One, Two, Three”. There probably my top 2 favorite Wilder films.
Peripetchikoff: Well, Comrades, what are we going to do? He’s got it - we want it. Are we going to accept this blackmailing capitalist’s deal?
Mishkin: Let’s take a vote.
Peripetchikoff: I vote yes.
Mishkin: I vote yes.
Peripetchikoff: Two out of three. Deal is on!
Borodenko: Comrades, before you get in trouble, I must warn you, I am not really from Soft Drink Secretariat. I am undercover agent assigned to watch you.
Mishkin: In that case I vote no. Deal is off.
Borodenko: But I vote yes!
Peripetchikoff: Two out of three again! Deal is on!
As an aside Leon Askin, who played Peripetchikoff (and better known as General Burkhalter on Hogan’s Heroes), lived to the ripe old age of 98.
“Put your pants on, Spartacus.”
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