To Be or Not to Be (1942)

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Directed By Ernst Lubitsch Ernst Lubitsch Starring Carole Lombard Carole Lombard  •  Jack Benny Jack Benny  •  Robert Stack Robert Stack  •  Felix Bressart Felix Bressart  •  Lionel Atwill Lionel Atwill Genres Comedy  •  Farce  •  Satire  •  Showbiz Comedy Studios &
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Release Info 1942-03-06T00:00:00Z March 6, 1942
B&W  •  99 minutes NR Rated NR
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AllAboutFlicks

AllAboutFlicks on 6/28/2017 Reply  · 

Although the title of the movie is a reference to Shakespeare, this film has only partial references to Shakespeare. It is more of a satire comedy on World War II and Hitler.

It was funny, but you would have to know a lot of major things that happened from World War II or as they say it, this is a sophisticated comedy.

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