YMMV: To Be or Not to Be

  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The earlier film was made in 1941 but release was pushed to March 1942 after Pearl Harbor. In January 1942, Carole Lombard was killed in an airplane crash. Her line, "What could happen in a plane?" was cut from the film.
    • As if that wasn't bad enough, it later came out that her plane had been shot down by Nazi spies because some of the passengers were members of the Manhattan Project.
    • Also, it's a comedy about Jews trying to get out of Nazi-occupied Poland, made before the world knew about Hitler's Final Solution.
    • There's also the fact that everyone in the movie seems so certain that the end of the war will bring freedom to Poland...
  • Special Effect Failure: The shot of the horse-drawn car in the remake. You can clearly see the rope that's leading the horse.
  • Tough Act to Follow: Within a single film! Brooks has said he regrets opening the film with the "Sweet Georgia Brown" sequence, as the rest of the film couldn't help but be a letdown after it.