Mel Brooks lets the Nazis have it with both barrels in this hilarious remake of Ernst Lubitsch's classic comedy. Brooks stars as Frederick Bronski, the great Polish actor an amazing amount of people have never heard of. Anne Bancroft co-stars as his actress wife, with whom he fights an eternal tug-of-war for center stage. He should only know about her backstage meetings about a handsome fighter pilot...but all that is put aside when the Nazis invade Poland and the entire troupe gets involved in a frenzy of murder, mistaken identities and maniacal improvising to thwart the Gestapo and save the Polish underground. Co-starring Charles Durning in a Best Supporting Actor Oscar®-nominated (1983) role as the SS colonel who stands in their way. To Be Or Not To Be will have you on your feet yelling encore! And chances are you've never heard of Bronski either.

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To Be or Not to Be (1983)

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War/Drama/Comedy · 1h 47m · 12/16/1983

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Mel Brooks lets the Nazis have it with both barrels in this hilarious remake of Ernst Lubitsch's classic comedy. Brooks stars as Frederick Bronski, the great Polish actor an amazing amount of people have never heard of. Anne Bancroft co-stars as his actress wife, with whom he fights an eternal tug-of-war for center stage. He should only know about her backstage meetings about a handsome fighter pilot...but all that is put aside when the Nazis invade Poland and the entire troupe gets involved in a frenzy of murder, mistaken identities and maniacal improvising to thwart the Gestapo and save the Polish underground. Co-starring Charles Durning in a Best Supporting Actor Oscar®-nominated (1983) role as the SS colonel who stands in their way. To Be Or Not To Be will have you on your feet yelling encore! And chances are you've never heard of Bronski either.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, Polish

Country

United States

Production Companies

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Brooksfilms

Budget

$9,000,000

Revenue

$13,000,000
Part Of
Cast
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Mel Brooks

Dr. Frederick Bronski
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Anne Bancroft

Anna Bronski
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Tim Matheson

Lt. Andre Sobinski
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Charles Durning

Col. Erhardt
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Christopher Lloyd

Capt. Schultz
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José Ferrer

Prof. Siletski
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Ronny Graham

Sondheim
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Estelle Reiner

Gruba
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Zale Kessler

Bieler
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Jack Riley

Dobish
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Lewis J. Stadlen

Lupinsky
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George Gaynes

Ravitch
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George Wyner

Ratkowski
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James 'Gypsy' Haake

Sasha (as James Haake)
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Earl Boen

Dr. Boyarski
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Ivor Barry

Gen. Hobbs
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William Glover

Maj. Cunningham
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John Francis

British intelligence agent
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Raymond Skipp

RAF flight sergeant
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Marley Sims

Rifka, Gruba's Niece
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Larry Rosenberg

Rifka's husband
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Max Brooks

Rifka's son
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Henry Kaiser

Gestapo officer
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Milt Jamin

Gestapo soldier
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George Caldwell

Gestapo guard
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Wolf Muser

Desk sergeant
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Henry Brandon

Nazi officer #1
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Lee E. Stevens

Nazi officer #2
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Frank Lester

Officer in command car
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Roy Goldman

Adolf Hitler
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Robert Goldberg

Hitler Adjutant
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John McKinney

Elite Guard officer
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Eda Reiss Merin

Frightened Jewish woman
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Manny Kleinmuntz

Frightened Jewish woman's husband
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Phil Adams

Airport sentry
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Curt Lowens

Airport officer
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Robin Haynes

Polish Flier
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Ron Kuhlman

Polish Flier
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John Otrin

Polish Flier
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Blane Savage

Polish Flier
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Joey Sheck

Polish Flier
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Ron Diamond

Pub Bartender
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Gillian Eaton

Pub Barmaid
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Paddi Edwards

Pub Waitress
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Terence Marsh

Startled British Officer
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Winnie McCarthy

Picadilly Usherette
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Paul Ratliff

Naval Officer
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Scott Beach

Narrator
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Sandra Gray

Lady
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Clare Culhane

Lady
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Laurie Manning

Lady
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Leeyan Granger

Lady
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Stephanie Wingate

Lady
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Ian Bruce

Klotskis Klowns
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John Frayer

Klotskis Klowns
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Edward J. Heim

Klotskis Klowns
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Spencer Henderson

Klotskis Klowns
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George Jayne

Klotskis Klowns
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Bill K. Richards

Klotskis Klowns
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Neil J. Schwartz

Klotskis Klowns
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Tucker Smith

Klotskis Klowns
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Ted Sprague

Klotskis Klowns
Crew
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Alan Johnson

Director
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Thomas Meehan

Writer
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Ronny Graham

Writer
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Edwin Justus Mayer

Writer
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Melchior Lengyel

Writer
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Ernst Lubitsch

Writer
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Mel Brooks

Producer
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John Morris

Music
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Gerald Hirschfeld

Cinematograpy
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Alan Balsam

Editor
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9/5/2006

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