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 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
Kinski displays a pink triangle on his lapels when going out, explaining this to be mandatory for gay men. Even though Jews were forced to wear the infamous yellow badge in public in occupied Poland after November 1939, gays were not subject to this practice of public discrimination. Pink badges were used exclusively inside concentration camps. See more
You are sitting in Col. Erhardt's chair.
Oh, how silly of me. Ten minutes ago it was my chair.
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
Spoofs A Little Night Music
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks
and Ronny Graham
Performed by Mel Brooks
(uncredited) See more