A Foreign Affair


Release Date 1948-06-30
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A Foreign Affair

A Foreign Affair is a 1948 American romantic comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, and John Lund. The screenplay by Wilder, Charles Brackett, and Richard L. Breen is based on a story by David Shaw adapted by Robert Harari. The film is about a United States Army captain in occupied Berlin who is torn between an ex-Nazi cafe singer and the United States congresswoman investigating her. Though a comedy, there was a cynical tone to the overall project.

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Actors & Characters

Jean Arthur Jean Arthur
John Lund John Lund
Marlene Dietrich Marlene Dietrich Erika Von Schluetow Erika Von Schluetow


Charles Lang Cinematography
Billy Wilder Director
Doane Harrison Editor
Friedrich Hollaender Music
Charles Brackett Producer
Billy Wilder Writer
Robert Harari Writer
Richard L. Breen Writer
Charles Brackett Writer
David Shaw Writer