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 first Hollywood studio film to explicitly refer to the inclusion of gay men in the groups condemned to the Nazi death camps. The use of fabric patches by the Nazis to identify "undesirables" other than Jews is a historical fact. Pink triangles were used to identify sexual deviants, predominantly homosexuals. See more
In the introduction it is stated that all of Czechoslovakia was absorbed by Nazi Germany. In fact Slovakia was constituted as an independent regime that fought in WWII as one of the Axis allies. See more
Sondheim! Send in the clowns!
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