A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when what should intrude but World War II in the form of an invasion. His wife has the habit of entertaining young Polish officers while he's on stage which is also a source of depression to him. When one of her officers comes back on a Secret Mission, the actor takes charge and comes up with a plan for them to escape. Written by
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Did You Know?
stars in this World War II comedy and Brooks himself served as a corporal in the US army in North Africa during the Second World War. Part of his duties included defusing land-mines in areas before the infantry moved in. Brooks was a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and he also fought in the Battle of the Bulge. See more
Anne Bancroft's character's name is Anna Bronski. However, it should be Anna Bronska because it is an adjectival surname and all adjectives in Polish have masculine and feminine forms. The endings -i and -y are masculine, the feminine equivalents of adjectival surnames end in -a. See more
[referring to Capt. Schultz
I've always suspected zumzing wrong vit a man who does not drink or shmoke...
You mean like our FUHRER?
In the credits at the end, Anne Bancroft's name first appears in parenthesis, until Mel Brooks "waves" them off. This is a reference to a poster in the movie that has Anna Bronski's name in parenthesis. See more
References The 39 Steps
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks
and Ronny Graham
Performed by Mel Brooks
(uncredited) See more