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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The novelty rap song "To Be or Not to Be (The Hitler Rap)" is not actually heard in the movie but it does feature on this movie's soundtrack. The song was a music video tie-in for the movie and was also release as a 45 single on vinyl. The song peaked at the No #12 spot on the on UK Singles Chart during February 1984 and in the same year at No #3 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report). The song was banned from being broadcast on television and radio in Germany making it a highly controversial and politically sensitive single in that country. This was due to is treatment of Nazi involvement in World War II. See more
On his way back to Poland to find and kill Professor Siletski, the plane flies through a region with high mountain areas, and when Lt. Sobinski jumps, his parachute unfolds, while in the background the same scene is shown. There are high mountain ranges in Poland, but they are far from Warsaw, where the Lt. said he would go as quickly as possible in order to prevent the Professor from reaching the Gestapo with his list. See more
[Anne has revealed another group of refugees to Frederick
More! What are they, Jews or rabbits?
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
Referenced in Spaceballs
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