To Be or Not to Be

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Acting couple Joseph (Jack Benny) and Maria Tura (Carole Lombard) are managing a theatrical troupe when the Nazis invade Poland. Maria is having an affair with Lieutenant Sobinski (Robert Stack), who suspects Professor Siletsky (Stanley Ridges) is a Nazi spy. With Siletsky in possession of a list of members of the Polish resistance, the Turas' company takes action. Using their skill for impersonation, Joseph and company must confuse the Nazis and stop Siletsky from handing over the list.

Release details

Release date: Friday March 6 1942
Duration: 99 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Screenwriter: Edwin Justus Mayer
Cast: Felix Bressart
Lionel Atwill
Tom Dugan
Jack Benny
Robert Stack
Stanley Ridges
Carole Lombard
Sig Ruman