A Foreign Affair
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- "A Foreign Affair" is a 1948 American romantic comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, and John Lund. The screenplay by Wilder, Charles Brackett, and Richard L. Breen is based on a story by David Shaw adapted by Robert Harari. The film is about a United States Army captain in occupied Berlin who is torn between an ex-Nazi cafe singer and the United States congresswoman investigating her. Though a comedy, there was a cynical tone to the overall project.
- country: United States of America
- languages: English Language, German Language
- producer: Charles Brackett
- art direction by Hans Dreier & Walter H. Tyler
- written by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Richard L. Breen
- based on a story by David Shaw & Robert Harari
- Jean Arthur as Phoebe Frost
- John Lund as Captain John Pringle
- Marlene Dietrich as Erika Von Schluetow
- Millard Mitchell as Col. Rufus J. Plummer
- Peter von Zerneck as Hans Otto Birgel
- Stanley Prager as Mike
- William Murphy as Joe
- Raymond Bond as Pennecot
- Boyd Davis as Giffin
- Robert Malcolm as Kramer
- Charles Meredith as Yandell
- Michael Raffetto as Salvatore
- Damian O'Flynn as Lieutenant Colonel
- Frank Fenton as Major Mathews
- James Larmore as Lieutenant Hornby
- cinematography by Charles Lang
- edited by Doane Harrison
- music by Friedrich Hollaender
- costume design by Edith Head
- set decoration by Ross Dowd & Samuel M. Comer
- locations: Berlin, Germany
- genres: Romantic comedy, Romance Film, Satire, Comedy, Drama
- tagline: It would make a cigar store Indian laugh ...
- released on (66 years ago)
- some of the awards:
- Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nomination for Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Richard L. Breen
- Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White nomination for Charles Lang
- Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nomination for Richard L. Breen, Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett
- "A Foreign Affair" a.k.a. "Two Brothers and a Bride": 2 Brothers and a Bride is a romantic comedy starring David Arquette. Directed by Helmut Schleppi, the movie is also goes by the title "A Foreign Affair". 2 Brothers and a Bride also stars Tim Blake Nelson and Emily Mortimer.
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Dictionary of Film Makers (1972)
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