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
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
[Sasha puts on his coat to go out
What's that on your coat?
Oh, it's the newest fashion in occupied Warsaw. Jews wear yellow stars, homosexuals wear pink triangles.
Sasha! How awful for you!
I hate it.
Now listen, they're rounding up Jews. Are they rounding up...?
No, no, so far, so good. Now, don't wait up for me. I've got a hot date with another triangle.
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
A Little Peace
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks
and Ronny Graham
Performed by Mel Brooks
(uncredited), George Wyner
(uncredited) and George Gaynes
(uncredited) See more