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To Be or Not to Be (1942) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and produced by Ernst Lubitsch.

To Be or Not to Be was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1996.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringWerner HeymannNominated
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Screening of "To Be or Not To Be" March 10 at Daystar Center

By Stephen Reginald on Mar 9, 2018 From Classic Movie Man

Screening of "To Be or Not To Be" March 10 at Daystar Center To Be or Not To Be (1942)Where: Daystar Center, 1550 S. State StreetWhen: March 10, 2018Time: 6:45 p.m.Hosted by Stephen Reginald To Be or Not to Be (1942) During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe bands together to outw... Read full article


ClassicFlix (TeenScene): To Be or Not to Be (1942)

By Virginie Pronovost on Jun 29, 2017 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

From March 2015 to April 2017, I was writing the monthly Teen Scene column for the website ClassicFlix. My objective was to promote classic films among teenagers and young adults. Due to the establishing of a new version of the website, it?s now more difficult to access to the old version and read t... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: To Be or Not to Be

By Amanda Garrett on Apr 25, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

To Be or Not to Be (1942), starring Jack Benny and Carole Lombard, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). Throughout April, I'll com... Read full article


The And… Scene! Blogathon: To Be or Not to Be Opening Scene

By Virginie Pronovost on Jun 27, 2015 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Today, I’m participating to a very creative and nice blogathon: the “And…Scene! Blogathon hosted by Sister Celluloid. This blogathon is the occasion for us, movie bloggers, to review, not an entire movie, but one precise movie scene, a scene we love, a scene we find interesting, a ... Read full article


To Be or Not to Be (1942) with Jack Benny and Carole Lombard

By Greg Orypeck on Mar 19, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This!?They named a brandy after Napoleon, they made a herring out ofBismarck?and the F?hrer is going to end up as a piece of cheese!???? Colonel Ehrhardt Jack Benny, who had been a successful vaudevillian and was, in the 1940s, a great success on radio, had less success in the movies, though s... Read full article


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Quotes from

Greenberg: A laugh is nothing to be sneezed at.


Professor Alexander Siletsky: Shall we drink to a blitzkrieg?
Maria Tura: I prefer a slow encirclement.


Rawitch: Well? What have you to say for yourself now? Here is a man with a beard, and you didn't even pull it!


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Facts about

After Carole Lombard's death in a plane crash, the line "What can happen in a plane?" was deleted from the film.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 18, 1943 with Sig Ruman reprising his film role.
When Maria Tura waits for Siletsky's return, she is reading a magazine called "Wiener Mustertext." This is German for "Viennese Sample Text".
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