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?
The opening song-and-dance number "Sweet Georgia Brown" featuring Mel Brooks
and Anne Bancroft
was a comic rehash in Polish of the old "Ginger and Fred" Fred Astaire
and Ginger Rogers
song-and-dance number. The routine maintains the tradition of his movies featuring a wacky song-and-dance number even though he is neither writer nor director of this film, but producer. See more
At about an hour in, a flipped shot of Schultz (Christopher Lloyd) puts his armband on the wrong arm. See more
You are sitting in Col. Erhardt's chair.
Oh, how silly of me. Ten minutes ago it was my chair.
At the end of the movie, each cast member comes and takes a bow, as they would for a stage play, while their names are on the screen. See more
Referenced in The Producers
Sweet Georgia Brown
Written by Ben Bernie
(uncredited), Maceo Pinkard
(uncredited) and Kenneth Casey
Polish translation by Tad Danielewski
Performed by Mel Brooks
(uncredited) and Anne Bancroft
(uncredited) See more