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  1. Cimino!'s rating of the film A Foreign Affair

    The only reason A Foreign Affair falls short of a truly great one is the ending, but really the film is miraculous in that it DOES succeed at combining comedy with post-war aftermath: the situation is bleak AND some situations are funny. 3.5 stars going on 4. (And how can Lund be regarded as the weak link here? )

  2. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film A Foreign Affair

    6.8/10, my review: https://wp.me/p1eXom-3h3 "a minor Wilder-Brackett’s output because of its frothiness and a deus ex machina perhaps dished up without much deliberation."

  3. Ghostman's rating of the film A Foreign Affair

    Notable for being one of the first Hollywood films to shoot on location in Berlin Post-WW2, it often feels like two films fighting for the same space; one being a light hearted romcom and the other being a more serious exploration of Germany's post-war aftermath and surviving in it. It is not so successful at combining the two. That being said it features a roster of great Hollywood talent and its very well shot.

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film A Foreign Affair

    Une oeuvre que l'on peut considérer comme mineure dans la fastueuse filmographie de Billy Wilder malgré la présence d'acteurs confirmés... www.cinefiches.com

  5. LauraPalmer's rating of the film A Foreign Affair

  6. richardlawrn's rating of the film A Foreign Affair

    I see you do not believe in lipstick.

  7. Aardsy's rating of the film A Foreign Affair

    Corruption: A Love Story

  8. SpacePirate's rating of the film A Foreign Affair

    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

  9. knockkneed's rating of the film A Foreign Affair

    how ya like that? we're fraternizin with a sneeze!

  10. Log Lady's rating of the film A Foreign Affair

    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.

  11. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film A Foreign Affair

    I guess this film is silly to a later generation but it still has something. Dietrich is amazing and Wilder is a devil.

  12. Dalibor's rating of the film A Foreign Affair

    Great piece of writing, although it could have used better cast, or at least acting for that matter.

  13. Jaspar Lamar Crabb's rating of the film A Foreign Affair

    The most sublime, perfectly cast of all Wilder's films of the 1940s

  14. Altero's rating of the film A Foreign Affair

    “If you give a hungry man a loaf of bread, that’s democracy, if you leave the wrapper on, that’s imperialism. "

  15. Dave's rating of the film A Foreign Affair

    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.