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TO BE OR NOT TO BE

TO BE OR NOT TO BE

TO BE OR NOT TO BE

1942 / 99min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ERNST LUBITSCH

CAST: CAROLE LOMBARD, JACK BENNY, ROBERT STACK

As a general rule Ernst Lubitsch was an artist whose conception of politics began and ended in the boudoir, and To Be or Not to Be is no exception, though this fleet comedy about a Warsaw theatre troupe led by Carole Lombard and Jack Benny using their chops to fluster occupying Nazi high command is also a deeply moral protest picture, in which the values of play, light, and life are pitted against looming authoritarian evil.

To Be or Not to Be is screening as part of Metrograph A to Z, a collection of films we think everybody should see. Click here for more info.