Outstanding, on par with anything else that Wilder directed. The script from Brackett-Wilder is sarcastic, witty, and surprising to have made it past censors. John Lund is often cited as the weak link in the cast, but I enjoy his uncomfortable balancing to try and stay out of trouble. A great film, one of the first shot in postwar Germany, and one that deserves a higher placement in Wilder's body of work.
One of the better Wilder films in terms of wit, sharpness, and the shameless portrayal of the morals of Berlin. Lund is utterly unforgettable, though, and Dietrich wavers somewhere between forced and natural.
One of Wilder's least successful efforts. Love Dietrich and Arthur, but they both feel a bit at odds with their characters, Arthur especially. This is no More The Merrier, which she excelled in just a few years earlier. Lund is pretty much the definition of wooden. Awful actor. See High Society for another example of his mediocrity. That film is saved a bit, however, by Sinatra, Crosby and Kelly's beauty. 2.5 stars