To Be or Not to Be

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: July 19, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1942
  • Label: Reel Vault
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh98%

Total Count: 46


User Ratings: 5,977
[A] daring, acerbic 1942 satire...
Los Angeles Times
Mar 27, 2005
[D]irector Ernst Lubitsch's classic original gave Jack Benny his one great movie role...
USA Today
Mar 18, 2005
Rating: 5/5 -- Ernst Lubitsch's To Be Or Not to Be, starring Jack Benny and Carole Lombard, is a top-notch World War 2 satire taking place during the Holocaust. Full Review
Solzy at the Movies
Oct 17, 2019
Ernst Lubitsch's picture is remarkably graceful, humane, and sidesplitting.
Aug 1, 2006
To say it is callous and macabre is understating the case. Full Review
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It isn't, I am sorry to say, Lubitsch's most intriguing comedy, nor is it the best of Jack Benny vehicles, but it will do until another buggy comes along. Full Review
New York Daily News
Jan 18, 2018
It's certainly one of the finest comedies ever to come out of Paramount. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006

Product Description:

A classic black comedy set in wartime Poland which deals with the members of an acting troupe who inadvertently become involved in the war effort. Academy Award Nominations: Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedic Picture.


Production Notes:

  • TO BE OR NOT TO BE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1996.
  • The film was remade in 1983 by Mel Brooks.

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Product Info

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  • UPC: 644827775125
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