- Status: Released
- Movie Tagline: Hollywood’s Happiest Star in the Picture You Must Not Miss!
- Genres: Comedy, War
- Release Date: 1942-03-05
- Runtime: 99.0 min
- Budget: $1.2 million
- Revenue: $1.5 million
- Production Companies: United Artists
Cast & Crew
Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart, Lionel Atwill, Stanley Ridges, Sig Ruman, Tom Dugan, Charles Halton, George Lynn, Henry Victor, Maude Eburne, Halliwell Hobbes, Miles Mander, Rudolph Anders, Paul Barrett, Sven Hugo Borg, Danny Borzage, Buster Brodie, Peter Caldwell, Alec Craig, Helmut Dantine, Jack Deery, Leslie Denison, James Finlayson, James Gillette, Stuart Hall, Leyland Hodgson, Shep Houghton, Olaf Hytten, Charles Irwin, Tiny Jones, John Kellogg, Adolf E. Licho, Wilbur Mack, John Meredith, Maurice Murphy, Richard Neill, Russ Powell, Frank Reicher, Otto Reichow, Gene Rizzi, John Roy, Hans Schumm, Stephen Soldi, Count Stefenelli, Roland Varno, Ernö Verebes, Dorothy Vernon, Armand ‘Curly’ Wright, Wolfgang Zilzer
Synopsis – What to Expect from “To Be or Not to Be”
To Be or Not to Be is a 1942 black comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Carole Lombard and Jack Benny. The film follows a troupe of Polish actors as they struggle to survive amidst the Nazi invasion of their homeland during World War II.
The film opens in Warsaw, Poland, where the popular theater troupe of Josef Tura (Jack Benny) and Maria Tura (Carole Lombard) are performing their latest play, “Gestapo.” As the Nazis invade the city, the troupe is forced to flee, leaving their theater behind.
The troupe makes their way to a small village, where they are taken in by a sympathetic Polish family. While there, they decide to use their acting skills to help the Polish resistance by impersonating Nazi officers in order to gather intelligence.
Josef and Maria’s plan is successful, and they are able to acquire valuable information about the Nazi forces. However, their plan is put in jeopardy when a Gestapo officer (Sig Ruman) arrives in the village and begins to suspect that the Turas are not who they say they are.
With the help of their Polish hosts, the Turas escape from the village and make their way back to Warsaw. Once there, they use their newfound knowledge of the Nazi forces to help the Polish resistance in their fight against the invaders.
Ultimately, the Turas’ daring plan succeeds, and
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