Very good, except for one thing

One, Two, Three is airing on TCM. It stars James Cagney as a Coca Cola executive in Berlin just prior to the construction of the Berlin Wall. It’s hilarious if you are of a certain age, and it caricatures both America and the Soviet bloc well. After about an hour of watching it, we became aware of its shortcoming: the East Germans are all funny. The movie was made in a free country, and it makes light of the terrible reality of living in a the Societ bloc where making such a satire would be punishable by a long prison sentence. The central fact of the movie is that Billy Wilder never could have made it on the wrong side of the Brandenburg Gate.

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