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A Foreign Affair

A Foreign Affair

A Foreign Affair

1948 / 116min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: BILLY WILDER

CAST: MARLENE DIETRICH, JEAN ARTHUR, JOHN LUND, MILLARD MITCHELL

Against the backdrop of a ruined postwar Berlin, another conflict is just heating up, as Dietrich’s cabaret singer with rumored Nazi ties vies with Jean Arthur’s Iowa congresswoman-on-a-fact-finding-mission for the affection of American officer John Lund. Wilder’s penultimate collaboration with co-writer Charles Brackett is a black comic delight full of crackling, piquant dialogue, and Dietrich’s knowing slow-burn has never been better.

A Foreign Affair is part of the series Marlene. Click here for more info.