History Film / ToBeOrNotToBe

12th Oct '16 5:27:58 PM LongTallShorty64
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''To Be or Not to Be'' is a 1942 ScrewballComedy produced by Alexander Korda's London Films company (though actually shot in America at the Creator/UnitedArtists studios), directed by Creator/ErnstLubitsch, and starring Jack Benny and Carole Lombard in her final film role.

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''To Be or Not to Be'' is a 1942 ScrewballComedy produced by Alexander Korda's London Films company (though actually shot in America at the Creator/UnitedArtists studios), directed by Creator/ErnstLubitsch, and starring Jack Benny and Carole Lombard Creator/CaroleLombard in her final film role.
6th Oct '16 4:59:56 PM Bissek
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* NeverLiveItDown: In-Universe example: Erhardt's joke about Hitler being named after a pickle. Bronski even plays a little KickTheDog with Erhardt about it.

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* NeverLiveItDown: In-Universe example: Erhardt's joke about Hitler being getting a pickle named after a pickle.him. Bronski even plays a little KickTheDog with Erhardt about it.
6th Oct '16 4:56:45 PM Bissek
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* FamiliarSoundtrackForeignLyrics: When Buzz has been rebooted in Spanish mode, he dances a pasodoble with Jessie to the sound of a Spanish-language cover of "You've Got a Friend in Me" (performed by the Gipsy Kings).
17th Sep '16 10:53:42 AM pyroclastic
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* FamiliarSoundtrackForeignLyrics: When Buzz has been rebooted in Spanish mode, he dances a pasodoble with Jessie to the sound of a Spanish-language cover of "You've Got a Friend in Me" (performed by the Gipsy Kings).
30th Aug '16 1:28:23 AM Morgenthaler
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Set in [[{{UsefulNotes/Poland}} Warsaw]] during the early part of WorldWarII, ''To Be or Not to Be'' follows the fortunes of a group of actors as they get drawn into [[LaResistance the resistance]]. Before the war, actress Maria Tura (Lombard), wife of [[SmallNameBigEgo that great, great Polish actor, Jozef Tura]] (Benny), receives the attentions of [[PolesWithPatrolBoats Polish Air Force]] pilot Lt. Stanislav Sobinski (Robert Stack). Wanting to meet with him when her husband is not around, she tells Sobinski to leave the theater and come backstage while her husband is performing the "to be or not to be" soliloquy from ''{{Hamlet}}''. Sobinski ends up doing this a number of times, always to the same cue. Jozef almost catches them together, but just before it can happen, what all of Poland fears happens instead: Germany invades, and war is declared. Sobinski makes a quick escape to Britain along with his squadron, while the rest of Poland has no choice but to deal with the trials of Nazi occupation.

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Set in [[{{UsefulNotes/Poland}} Warsaw]] during the early part of WorldWarII, ''To Be or Not to Be'' follows the fortunes of a group of actors as they get drawn into [[LaResistance the resistance]]. Before the war, actress Maria Tura (Lombard), wife of [[SmallNameBigEgo that great, great Polish actor, Jozef Tura]] (Benny), receives the attentions of [[PolesWithPatrolBoats [[UsefulNotes/PolesWithPoleaxes Polish Air Force]] pilot Lt. Stanislav Sobinski (Robert Stack). Wanting to meet with him when her husband is not around, she tells Sobinski to leave the theater and come backstage while her husband is performing the "to be or not to be" soliloquy from ''{{Hamlet}}''.''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. Sobinski ends up doing this a number of times, always to the same cue. Jozef almost catches them together, but just before it can happen, what all of Poland fears happens instead: Germany invades, and war is declared. Sobinski makes a quick escape to Britain along with his squadron, while the rest of Poland has no choice but to deal with the trials of Nazi occupation.
29th Jun '16 7:20:45 AM AnotherGuy
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* BrickJoke: A few, but longest one is Anne Bancroft's name being in parentheses in the credits.

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A few, but longest one is Anne Bancroft's name being in parentheses in the credits.credits.
** At the end, when Bronski does "Highlights from ''Hamlet''", he says, "To be, or not to be!" and stares at Sobinsky, who smiles and shakes his head "no". Happy, Bronski relaxes, and starts to continue the soliloquy, when a ''British'' officer gets up and starts to leave. Cue very startled looks from Bronski and Sobinsky.
29th Jun '16 7:04:15 AM AnotherGuy
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* InTheOriginalKlingon: When told Bronski is trying to convince the Nazi censors that Creator/WilliamShakespeare wasn't Jewish, the costume lady remarks, "Shakespeare ''wasn't'' Jewish?! Huh, go figure."
14th May '16 6:42:00 PM Random888
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* GilliganCut: Bronski learns that his house is being turned into Gestapo headquarters:
--> '''Frederick Bronski:''' They cut off my gasoline, closed my bank account, took my stickpin, took my pinkie ring, and the top of my gold cane, but they are not, I repeat, not taking my house! Never!
--> ''[SmashCut to Bronski holding suitcases in his house]''
--> '''Frederick Bronski:''' Got everything?
9th May '16 10:37:19 AM eroock
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* CriticalResearchFailure: In-universe; the German spy gives himself away by not knowing who Maria Tura is, despite her being a hugely famous actress in his supposed hometown.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: In-universe; the CoverIdentityAnomaly: The German spy gives himself away by not knowing who Maria Tura is, despite her being a hugely famous actress in his supposed hometown.
2nd May '16 4:47:48 AM Bissek
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Sasha hates being made to wear the pink triangle... because it doesn't go with any of his outfits.
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