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To Be or Not to Be
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Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard

Maria Tura
Jack Benny

Jack Benny

Joseph Tura
Robert Stack

Robert Stack

Lieut. Stanislav Sobinski
Felix Bressart

Felix Bressart

Greenberg
Lionel Atwill

Lionel Atwill

Rawitch
Stanley Ridges

Stanley Ridges

Professor Siletsky
Sig Ruman

Sig Ruman

Col. Ehrhardt
Tom Dugan

Tom Dugan

Bronski


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Melchior Lengyel

Melchior Lengyel

(original story)
Edwin Justus Mayer

Edwin Justus Mayer

(screenplay)


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An old classic

3 years, 2 months ago at Jan 27 8:57
This movie is a little weird. It combines seamlessly a comedy and a thriller. So, half of the time, you are laughing and the rest of time, you wondering if they're gonna make it. Anyway, I thought it was very good and it is definitely worth a look.

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9 months, 4 weeks ago at Jun 25 11:20
A più di settant’anni dalla prima uscita e dopo un accurato restauro, torna sugli schermi uno dei capolavori di Lubitsch con il sonoro originale e i sottotitoli (ho letto che il doppiaggio italiano risalente agli anni Quaranta non fosse all’altezza, ma ho visto la vecchia versione tanto di quel tempo fa che proprio non saprei dire). Ci vuole una grande bravura per trattare argomenti tragici c... read more
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In occupied Poland during WWII, a troupe of ham stage actors (led by Joseph Tura and his wife Maria) match wits with the Nazis. A spy has information which would be very damaging to the Polish resistance and they must prevent it's being delivered to the Germans.
Release date: 6 March 1942
1940s (13), Comedy (11), 1942 (8), War (7), Usa (7), Nazi (7), Hitler (6), Drama (6), Satire (5), Airplane (5), Gestapo (5), Scotland (5), Theater (5), Suicide Attempt (5), WWII (5), Jealousy (4), Rehearsal (4), Black Comedy (3), Appeasement (3), Disguise (3)
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catcarlo posted a review 9 months, 4 weeks ago

“A più di settant’anni dalla prima uscita e dopo un accurato restauro, torna sugli schermi uno dei capolavori di Lubitsch con il sonoro originale e i sottotitoli (ho letto che il doppiaggio italiano risalente agli anni Quaranta non fosse all’altezza, ma ho visto la vecchia versione tanto di quel tempo fa che proprio non saprei dire). Ci vuole una grande bravura per trattare argomenti tragici con il tocco della commedia e ancor di più quando lo si fa in contemporanea agli avvenimenti, senza la rassicurante distanza di una prospettiva storica: come ‘Il grande dittatore’, ‘Vogliamo vivere’ – detto fra noi, il titolo italiano è di una stupidità abissale - non cancella la barbarie con una risata, ma la sottolinea facendone risaltare stolidità e brutalità. La sintesi di cotan” read more


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