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?
In this remake of To Be or Not to Be
(1942), all the main character names had at least some minor change from this original film. Mel Brooks
plays the Jack Benny
role with a character name change from Joseph Tura to Frederick Bronski; Anne Bancroft
plays the Carole Lombard
role and also with a character name change from Maria Tura to Anna Bronski; Charles Durning
plays Colonel Erhardt which was the Sig Ruman
role of Colonel Ehrhardt but now with a slight change in spelling; Tim Matheson
plays the Robert Stack
part, the character's first name being changed, from Lieutenant Stanislav Sobinski to Lieutenant Andre Sobinski; and José Ferrer
takes the part played by Stanley Ridges
, the character name remaining the same except for a slight change in spelling again, from Professor Siletsky to Professor Siletski. 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
[referring to Capt. Schultz
I've always suspected zumzing wrong vit a man who does not drink or shmoke...
You mean like our FUHRER?
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
Remake of To Be or Not to Be
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