To Be or Not To Be
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1983
Director: Alan Johnson
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: Disc ID: 9635-C02D-5A56-41EA
Running time: 1:47 (107 Min.)
Casetype: Custom
Format: 1.85:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: December 15, 2009
Collection type: Owned (#3197)
Status: Available
Purchase date: March 17, 2010
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
Mel Brooks lets the Nazis have it with both barrels in this hilarious remake of Ernst lubitsch's classic comedy. Brooks stars as Frederick Bronski, the great Poliosh actor an amazing amount of people have never heard of. Anne Bancroft co-stars as his actress wife, with whom he fights an eternal tug-of-war for center stage. He should only know about her backstage meetings with a handsome fighter pilot...but all that is put aside when the Nazis invade Poland and the entire troupe gets involved in a frenzy of murder, mistaken identities and maniacal improvising to thwart the Gestapo and save the Polish underground. Co-starring Charles Durning in a Best Supporting Actor Oscar®-Nominated (1983) role as the SS colonel who stands in their way, To Be Or Not To Be will have you on your feet yelling encore! And chances are you've never heard of Bronski either.
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Genres
Comedy
Studios

Media Companies:
 • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Surround
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Spanish  Dolby Digital Mono
Portuguese  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
Chinese
English
Korean
Portuguese
Spanish
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Interactive Game
 • Trivia Track
Crew
Direction
Alan Johnson....Director
Writing
Thomas Meehan....Screenwriter
Ronny Graham....Screenwriter
Edwin Justus Mayer....Screenwriter
Melchior Lengyel....Original Material By
Production
Howard Jeffrey....Executive Producer
Mel Brooks....Producer
Cinematography
Gerald Hirschfeld....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Alan Balsam....Film Editor
Music
John Morris....Composer
Mel Brooks....Song Writer
Ronny Graham....Song Writer
Sound
Gene S. Cantamessa....Production Sound Mixer
Bill Varney....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gregg Landaker....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Steve Maslow....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Louis L. Edemann....Supervising Sound Editor
Rick Franklin....Sound Editor
Art
Terence Marsh....Production Designer
J. Dennis Washington....Art Director
Cast
Ronny Graham....Sondheim
Estelle Reiner....Gruba
Zale Kessler....Bieler
Jack Riley....Dobish
Lewis J. Stadlen....Lupinsky
George Gaynes....Ravitch
George Wyner....Ratkowski
James Haake....Sasha
Scamp
Christopher Lloyd....Capt. Schultz
Jose Ferrer....Prof. Siletski
Charles Durning....Col. Erhardt
Tim Matheson....Lt. Andre Sobinski
Mel Brooks....Dr. Frederick Bronski
Anne Bancroft....Anna Bronski
Earl Boen....Dr. Boyarski
Ivor Barry....General Hobbs
William Glover....Major Cunningham
John Francis....British Intelligence Aide
Raymond Skipp....R.A.F. Flight Sergeant
Marley Sims....Rifka
Larry Rosenberg....Her Husband
Max Brooks....Her Son
Henry Kaiser....Gestapo Officer
Milt Jamin....Gestapo Soldier
George Caldwell....Gestapo Guard
Wolf Muser....Desk Sergeant
Henry Brandon....Nazi Officer
Lee E. Stevens....2nd Nazi Officer
Frank Lester....Officer in Command Car
Roy Goldman....Hitler
Robert Goldberg....Hitler Adjutant
John McKinney....Elite Guard Officer
Eda Reiss Merin....Frightened Jewish Woman
Manny Kleinmuntz....Her Husband
Phil Adams....Airport Sentry
Curt Lowens....Airport Officer
Robin Haynes....Polish Flier
Ron Kuhlman....Polish Flier
John Otrin....Polish Flier
Blane Savage....Polish Flier
Joey Sheck....Polish Flier
Ron Diamond....Pub Bartender
Gillian Eaton....Pub Barmaid
Paddi Edwards....Pub Waitress
Terence Marsh....Startled British Officer
Winnie McCarthy....Picadilly Usherette
Paul Ratliff....Naval Officer
Scott Beach....Narrartor
 Ladies
Sandra Gray....Lady
Clare Culhane....Lady
Lainie Manning....Lady
Leeyann Granger....Lady
Atonette Yuskis....Lady
Stephanie Wingate....Lady
 Klotski's Klowns
Ian Bruce....Klotski's Klown
George Jayne....Klotski's Klown
John Frayer....Klotski's Klown
Bill K. Richards....Klotski's Klown
Edward J. Heim....Klotski's Klown
Neil J. Schwartz....Klotski's Klown
Spencer Henderson....Klotski's Klown
Tucker Smith....Klotski's Klown
Ted Sprague....Klotski's Klown