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
On his way back to Poland to find and kill Professor Siletski, the plane flies through a region with high mountain areas, and when Lt. Sobinski jumps, his parachute unfolds, while in the background the same scene is shown. There are high mountain ranges in Poland, but they are far from Warsaw, where the Lt. said he would go as quickly as possible in order to prevent the Professor from reaching the Gestapo with his list. 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?
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
References Naughty Marietta
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