To Be or Not to Be

To Be or Not to Be (1942)

  • Genre: Comedy, War
  • Release Date: 1942-03-05
  • User Rating: 7.9/10 from 298 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: United Artists
  • Production Country: United States of America
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During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

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  • Carole Lombard

    as Maria Tura
  • Jack Benny

    as Joseph Tura
  • Robert Stack

    as Leutnant Stanislav Sobinski
  • Felix Bressart

    as Greenberg
  • Lionel Atwill

    as Rawitch
  • Stanley Ridges

    as Professor Alexander Siletsky
  • Sig Ruman

    as SS-Gruppenführer Ehrhardt
  • Tom Dugan

    as Bronski
  • Charles Halton

    as Dobosh, Regisseur
  • Henry Victor

    as Sturmführer Schultz
  • Maude Eburne

    as Anna, Garderobiere
  • George Lynn

    as Actor-Adjutant
  • Halliwell Hobbes

    as General Armstrong
  • Miles Mander

    as Major Cunningham
Directing Ernst Lubitsch Director
Production Ernst Lubitsch Producer
Writing Ernst Lubitsch Author
Writing Edwin Justus Mayer Author
Production Alexander Korda Producer
Writing Melchior Lengyel Author
Camera Rudolph Maté Director of Photography
Sound Werner R. Heymann Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Gordon Bau Makeup Artist
Art Julia Heron Interior Designer
Editing Dorothy Spencer Editor
Sound Frank Maher Sound
Production Walter Mayo Production Manager
Art Vincent Korda Production Design
Directing William Tummel Assistant Director
Crew Lawrence W. Butler Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Irene Costume Design
Directing William McGarry Assistant Director
Production Victor Sutker Casting