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To Be or Not to Be

1983 Rated PG 1hr 47m

Mel Brooks and his real-life spouse, Anne Bancroft, star as impresarios of a Polish acting troupe circa 1939. When the Nazis invade Warsaw, the ensemble gets enmeshed in a subterfuge to prevent the Germans from finding a list of underground fighters. Bancroft scored an Oscar nomination, as did Charles Durning for his supporting performance as a befuddled Nazi colonel in this zesty remake of Ernst Lubitsch's 1942 classic.

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Movie Details

1984 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
1984 Academy Award®
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1


English, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; making-of featurette; trailer.