To Be or Not to Be

Release Date: 1983

DVD Release Date: September 5th, 2006

PG |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Frederick Bronski (Mel Brooks) and his adulterous wife, Anna (Anne Bancroft), are a pair of hammy actors running a low-rent theater in Warsaw, Poland. When the Nazis invade, the Bronskis find their theater becoming a makeshift refuge for local Jews and a gateway to the Polish underground. Using their limited acting skills, the members of the theater troupe attempt to deceive the Nazis and lead an escape. Meanwhile, a Polish pilot (Tim Matheson) thinks he has found a spy in England.

Cast: Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Tim Matheson, José Ferrer, Christopher Lloyd, George Gaynes, George Wyner

Director: Alan Johnson

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: Hilarious, Engaging, England, 1930s, Madcap, Escape, Deception, Cheeky, Transformation


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy