To Be or Not to Be (1942)

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During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.


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  • Jack Benny and Carole Lombard in To Be or Not to Be (1942)
  • Tom Dugan in To Be or Not to Be (1942)
  • Jack Benny in To Be or Not to Be (1942)
  • Jack Benny and Carole Lombard in To Be or Not to Be (1942)

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6 March 2005 | david-1764
10
| A gem of a picture!
This comedy excels due to witty dialog and superior direction. Set against the backdrop of Hitler's invasion of Poland, due acknowledgment is made of the tragedy of that event. This was a wartime picture, after all. But the satire serves as a perfect antidote, and "To Be or Not To Be" is simultaneously funny and sharp. Right after I watched this movie, I wanted to watch it again--it was that entertaining. The stars and character actors were all superb. Having Jack Benny play the lead was an inspired casting choice. Felix Bressart and Tom Dugan as Greenberg and Bronski, sort of the Rosencranz and Gildenstern of this movie, are hilarious. If you have not yet seen this movie, rent or buy it and treat yourself to a real gem!

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