To Be or Not to Be

Ernst Lubitsch (director)
Edwin Justus Mayer (screenwriter)
Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1941. Vintage wide reference photograph of Ernst Lubitsch playing piano on the set of the 1942 film.

Remade in 1983, directed by Alan Johnson, starring Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft. Carol Lombard's final film, having died in an airplane accident during post-production.

Jack Benny and Carole Lombard star as Joseph and Maria Tura, husband and wife thespians in Nazi occupied Warsaw, who inadvertently become part of the Resistance and must utilize every acting trick in the book to retrieve a list of Polish Resistance fighters from a German spy.

Set in Warsaw, immediately before and during the 1939 German invasion.

10 x 8 inches (image 4.5 x 3.75 inches). Near Fine.

National Film Registry. Byrge and Miller, The Screwball Comedy Films: A History and Filmography, 1934-1942. Criterion Collection 670.

[Book #150534]