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To Be or Not to Be

Spine #670



Release:
Aug 27, 2013
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

To Be or Not to Be

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Directed By: Ernst Lubitsch
Starring: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack
Licensor: Westchester Films

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As nervy as it is hilarious, this screwball masterpiece from Ernst Lubitsch stars Jack Benny and, in her final screen appearance, Carole Lombard as husband-and-wife thespians in Nazi-occupied Warsaw who become caught up in a dangerous spy plot. To Be or Not to Be is a Hollywood film of the boldest black humor, which went into production soon after the U.S. entered World War II. Lubitsch manages to brilliantly balance political satire, romance, slapstick, and urgent wartime suspense in a comic high-wire act that has never been equaled.

Supplements
  • New audio commentary featuring film historian David Kalat
  • Lubitsch le patron, a 2010 French documentary on director Ernst Lubitsch's career
  • Two episodes of The Screen Guild Theater, a radio anthology series: Variety (1940), starring Jack Benny, Claudette Colbert, and Lubitsch, and To Be or Not to Be (1942), an adaptation of the film, starring William Powell, Diana Lewis, and Sig Ruman
  • Trailer

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