FILMS WORTH SEARCHING FOR: To Be or Not to Be - a 1942 American comedy directed by Ernst Lubitsch, about a troupe of actors in Nazi-occupied Warsaw who use their abilities at disguise and acting to fool the occupying troops.
The film stars Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart, Lionel Atwill, Stanley Ridges and Sig Ruman.
As nervy as it is hilarious, this screwball masterpiece
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.
The film was released two months after actress
Carole Lombard was killed in an airplane crash.