Wilder mixed the Cold War and the Berlin Wall with his comedic sensibilities and turned a diplomatic nightmare into a take-no-prisoners assault on the funny bone. In his last screen performance until Ragtime, Cagney stars in this rapid-fire comedy about a Coca-Cola executive in Germany who looks after the boss' teenage American daughter who elopes with an East German radical.
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Lemmon plays a company man who tries to climb the corporate ladder by loaning out his bachelor pad to illicitly trysting higher-ups. As usual, office politics makes for some strange bedfellows in this comedy.