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
When the Polish squadron of the RAF finishes singing; Jose Ferrer takes off his glasses. His glasses have flexible temples (ear pieces), that wrap around the ear. About one minute later he puts on glasses that no longer have the flexible temples; but instead have fixed type (the type that is common since the war ended) that just have a slight bend in them. See more
All these flowers on a Lieutenant's pay, you shouldn't have.
Lieutenant Andre Sobinski
That's OK. My father is a florist.
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
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks
and Ronny Graham
Performed by Mel Brooks
(uncredited) See more