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 rpm single on vinyl. The song peaked at the number twelve spot on the UK Singles Chart during February 1984, and in the same year at number three 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
When this is allover, I'm gonna get you everything you need. You need a coat... you need a dress... you need shoes.
[Rubbing Andre's face, thinking he's Anna
and you need a shave...
... a shave?
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