To Be or Not to Be1942

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To Be or Not to Be
Directed by:
Ernst Lubitsch

"To Be or Not to Be" (also known as "Sein oder Nichtsein", "Vogliamo vivere!") is a Comedy/Drama/War film directed by Ernst Lubitsch, and written by Edwin Justus Mayer (screenplay), released on March 06 of 1942 in the USA , starring Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart, Lionel Atwill and Stanley Ridges.

Who is the director of "To Be or Not to Be":

To Be or Not to Be was directed by Ernst Lubitsch, a German director, producer, writer, and actor.

Before directing To Be or Not to Be, Ernst Lubitsch had directed That Uncertain Feeling, released in 1941, The Shop Around the Corner (1940), Ninotchka (1939), Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938), Angel (1937), and The Merry Widow (1934). Since, he directed Heaven Can Wait, released in 1943, A Royal Scandal (1945), Cluny Brown (1946), That Lady in Ermine (1948).

When was "To Be or Not to Be" released:

To Be or Not to Be was initally released in the United States on Friday, March 06, 1942.. This was seventy-seven (77) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, May 21, 1947 in France; Friday, August 12, 1960 in Germany; Wednesday, October 31, 1945 in Italy and on Saturday, June 03, 1989 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "To Be or Not to Be":

At the casting of To Be or Not to Be we find Carole Lombard, previously seen in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) and They Knew What They Wanted (1940); Jack Benny (Charley's Aunt (1941), Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)); Robert Stack (Nice Girl? (1941), A Little Bit of Heaven (1940)) [ more... ]

  • Miles Mander and Tom Dugan, Charles Halton also appeared together in Captains of the Clouds, released in 1942.
  • Miles Mander and Stanley Ridges, Charles Halton can be seen in The Mad Miss Manton, released in 1938.
  • Miles Mander and Stanley Ridges, George Lynn can also be seen in The Story of Dr. Wassell, released in 1944.
  • Maude Eburne and Tom Dugan, Charles Halton can be seen in Up in Arms, released in 1944.
  • George Lynn and Lionel Atwill, Sig Ruman also appeared together in House of Frankenstein, released in 1944.

What is the Storyline of "To Be or Not to Be":



The movie chronicles the adventures of a Polish theater company before and during Nazi occupation, especially those of the resident ham, Josef Tura and his wife, Maria. The film opens with the seemingly impossible appearance of Adolf Hitler in Warsaw (this is before the 1939 invasion). We discover that this is a local actor, Bronski, who is playing Hitler in a planned new work satirizing the Nazis (the play's highly realistic sets and costumes will be crucial later on). After Bronski halted [...]

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