PG | | Comedy
At the onset of WW2, a Polish actor's family and the Polish Resistance help the troupe of a theatre escape Poland and the invading Nazis.
Colonel Earhardt's joke is about Hitler becoming a "pickle". In German, "pickel" means "pimple" or "zit".
Just don't keep me hanging much longer, I stink without a script!
Lupinsky: He stinks with a script.
Frederick Bronski: I heard that!
When the Polish squadron of the RAF finishes singing; Jose Ferrer takes off his glasses. His glasses have flexible temples (ear pieces), that wrap around the ear. About one minute later he puts on glasses that no longer have the flexible temples; but instead have fixed type (the type that is common since the war ended) that just have a slight bend in them.
In the credits at the end, Anne Bancroft's name first appears in parenthesis, until Mel Brooks "waves" them off. This is a reference to a poster in the movie that has Anna Bronski's name in parenthesis.
$1,020,958 (USA) (18 December 1983)