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?
Before this remake was made, Mel Brooks
, a Jewish-American comedian, had been famous for, amongst other things, for making fun of Adolf Hitler
, Nazis and Nazi Germany. His earlier film The Producers
(1967) parodied them in a play called "Springtime for Hitler", which was that movie's working title as well. In this movie, Brooks' voice can be heard singing the line "Don't be stupid/Be a schmarty/Come and join the Nazi Party" during the "Springtime for Hitler" number. For the Broadway musical version, he repeats this task, with the live actor lip-synching to a recording of Brooks' voice. The Producers
(1967) was also the inspiration for the title of U2
's album, "Achtung Baby". See more
The Piccadilly Theatre is spelled "Picadilly". See more
[as the Nazis are searching for Sasha
First you invade Poland, then you invade Warsaw, then you invade my dressing room... you people are compulsive invaders!
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