Directed By Billy Wilder
In a remote oasis hotel in the Sahara Desert, British soldier Franchot Tone impersonates a servant in order to get information from the inn's newest "guests": invading Afrika Korps tank troops and their commander, Gen. Irwin Rommel (Erich von Stroheim). Things get tricky when Tone learns the servant was really a German spy in the WWII espionage tale "Five Graves To Cairo" (1943). The caustic comedy "A Foreign Affair" (1948) finds dignified congresswoman Jean Arthur's investigation into black market influence on occupying GIs in post-war Berlin bringing her into close contact with handsome officer John Lund. The problem is that Lund is involved with Marlene Dietrich, a nightclub singer with ties to former Nazi officials. 3 1/2 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Academy Award ®
Nominee: Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Black and White), Best Cinematography (Black and White), Best Interior Decoration (B&W), Best Editing
- Billy Wilder
- Black & White
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Franchot Tone, Jean Arthur, Anne Baxter, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund, Akim Tamiroff, Fortunio Bonanova, Millard Mitchell, Peter Van Eyck, Peter Von Zerneck, Stanley Prager, Erich von Stroheim, Bill Murphy, Konstantin Shayne, Fred Nurney, Raymond Bond, Boyd Davis, Miles Mander, Robert Malcolm, I. Keith, Charles Meredith, Leslie Denison, Bud Geary, Michael Raffetto, Damian O'Flynn... More