To Be or Not to Be ()

directed by Ernst Lubitsch
featuring Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart, Lionel Atwill

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Ernst Lubitsch directs the 1942 political satire classic To Be or Not to Be, which marked the final screen appearance of comedienne Carole Lombard. In Warsaw at the beginning of WWII, Maria Tura (Lombard) and husband Joseph (Jack Benny) perform anti-Nazi plays with their theater troupe until they are forced to switch to Shakespeare's Hamlet. Lt. Stanislav Sobinski (Robert Stack) falls for Maria and meets up with her during Joseph's famous "To Be or Not to Be" speech as Hamlet. When Stanislav is eventually dispatched for war ...


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Jul 18, 2013

It's "To Be"

I laugh each time I view this classic. All the cast is at their very best and obviously enjoy the leg-
pulling. Along with "The Producers" and Chaplin's wonderful Hitler takeoff are the three best of the Nazi spoofs. Enjoy.

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