A Foreign Affair

December 68:30 pm
Post-screening Q&A with film historian Nick Smedley

A U.S. congressional committee flies to Berlin to check on the morale of the occupying forces. Dietrich plays an ex-Nazi trying to shelter behind an American boyfriend; Jean Arthur plays a strait-laced congresswoman, and John Lund is the man in the middle. Filmed on location in the ruins of Berlin.

“That great ex-Berliner Wilder’s cynical, darkly funny look at postwar Berlin–a hive of bombed-out buildings, desperate citizens and black-market morality, run by the U.S. military with a slightly blind eye.” Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

“Congress may not like this picture, which came to the Paramount yesterday. And even the Department of the Army may find it a shade embarrassing.” Bosley Crowther, New York Times, 1 July 1948



A Foreign Affair
Film Information

Release year: 1948
Running time:   116 mins
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Language:English, German
Genre:Comedy, Romance
Starring:Jean Arthur,
Marlene Dietrich,
John Lund

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