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?
tells a character named Sondheim to "Send in the clowns!" Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim
wrote the song "Send in the Clowns" for his musical "A Little Night Music." See more
When Mel Brooks character's car is being pulled by the horse you can see a line of some sort that is being used either to pull the horse forward or to help the horse pull the car. See more
Cigar? Cigarette? Chocolate-covered nugats?
[Squishing one in his fingers
No. Thank you.
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
Referenced in Mel and His Movies
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks
and Ronny Graham
Performed by Mel Brooks
(uncredited) See more