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To Be or Not to Be
- Jack Benny

Overview - A classic black comedy set in wartime Poland which deals with the members of an acting troupe who inadvertently become involved in the war effort. Academy Award Nominations: Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedic Picture.  Read more...

 
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Overview

A classic black comedy set in wartime Poland which deals with the members of an acting troupe who inadvertently become involved in the war effort. Academy Award Nominations: Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedic Picture.

Cast List

Ernst Lubitsch - German Director, TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1932)
Carole Lombard - American actress, MY MAN GODFREY, NO MAN OF HER OWN
Jane Alice Peters - American actress, MY MAN GODFREY, NO MAN OF HER OWN
Jane Peters - American actress, MY MAN GODFREY, NO MAN OF HER OWN
Charles Halton - Actor, worked with Wilder, Lubitsch, and Wyler, '10s-'50s
Felix Bressart - Actor, SWANEE RIVER
Stanley Ridges - British Character Actor
Lionel Atwill - British Actor/In USA
Edwin Justus Mayer - American Screenwriter
Rudolph Mate - Director Of Photography/Director
Rudy Mate - Director Of Photography/Director
Vincent Korda - British Production Designer
Dorothy Spencer - Editor
Tom Dugan - American Actor
Robert Stack - American Actor
Miklos Rozsa - Hollywood Composer, THIEF OF BAGDAD (1940), BEN-HUR (1959)
Sig Ruman - Actor, HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN
Sig Rumann - Actor, HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN
Jack Benny - Movie, radio, and television Comedian
Benjamin Kubelsky - Movie, radio, and television Comedian
Werner Richard Heymann - German Composer\20s-50s
Werner R. Heymann - German Composer\20s-50s

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 99
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 715515109017
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: August 2013

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Black Comedy
Classic
Vintage
War
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Notes:
TO BE OR NOT TO BE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1996. The film was remade in 1983 by Mel Brooks.

Reviews:
"[D]irector Ernst Lubitsch's classic original gave Jack Benny his one great movie role..." - 03/18/2005 USA Today, p.4E


"[A] daring, acerbic 1942 satire..." - 03/27/2005 Los Angeles Times, p.E13


"Ernst Lubitsch's picture is remarkably graceful, humane, and sidesplitting." - 08/01/2006 Premiere, p.65

 
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