To Be or Not to Be


Review: During the Nazi occupation of Poland, acting couple Joseph and Maria Tura become embroiled in a Polish soldier’s efforts to track down Professor Siletsky who they suspect is a German spy.
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Actors: 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 and Sven Hugo Borg
Year: 1942
Genre: Comedy, Romance and War
Conclusion: 5/5
A fabulous comedy from director Ernst Lubitsch. This is Carole Lombard’s final film role as she sadly died in a plane crash while the movie was in post-production. I thought this was very funny and original. The most memorable line in this is “What he did to Shakespeare we are now doing to Poland”. The late film critic Barry Norman composed a list in 2012 in the Radio Times of the 100 Greatest Films ever made and this was amongst the list.


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