Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 26, 1948

A Foreign Affair (Paramount), which displays Marlene Dietrich, Jean Arthur and John Lund against the ruins of Berlin, is obviously intended as a light satirical comedy about victors & vanquished. Unlikely as it sounds, that could be done; done well, it could be salutary as well as entertaining. But Messrs. Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder are a little too clever and a lot too inhumane to bring it off much of the time.

Jean Arthur, a visiting Congresswoman is flabbergasted to find John Lund, an American captain, fraternizing with Marlene Dietrich, the ex-mistress...

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