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To Be or Not to Be (1983 film)

To Be or Not to Be is a 1983 comedy-drama film directed by Alan Johnson, produced by Mel Brooks with Howard Jeffrey as executive producer and Irene Walzer as associate producer. The screenplay was written by Ronny Graham and Thomas Meehan, based on the original story by Melchior Lengyel, Ernst Lubitsch and Edwin Justus Mayer. It is a remake of the 1942 film of the same title.

The film starred Mel Brooks alongside his wife Anne Bancroft; Tim Matheson, Charles Durning, Christopher Lloyd, and José Ferrer also had starring roles.

QuotesEdit

Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen: In the interest of clarity and sanity, the rest of this movie will not be Polish.

Frederick: If it wasn't for Jews, fags, and gypsies, there would be no theater.

Anna: All these flowers on a Lieutenant's pay, you shouldn't have.
Andre: That's OK. My father is a florist.

[Frederick, Andre, and Dobish are disguised as Hitler and two Nazi officers]

Andre: Heil Hitler!
Dobish: Heil Hitler!
Frederick: Heil myself!

[of Bronski's performance]

Colonel Erhardt: What did he do to Hamlet? We are now doing to Poland.

Andre: I loved that picture of you on the farm. You behind the plow. By the way, where was that?
Anna: In the "Chronicle".
Andre: No, I mean where's the farm?
Anna: Oh, the farm. The farm. Well, that's out of town somewhere... You know, that's where they keep them.

Anna: Oh, but that's enough talk about me. Let's talk about you. How'd you like me in the first act?

Colonel Erhardt: Mrs. Bronski, Mrs. Bronski, Mrs. Bronski.
Anna: We're all here.

Sasha: Are you all right?
Anna: I'm fine.
Sasha: Then why are you on the floor?
Anna: The floor? I'm on the floor? I'm on the FLOOR. Well get me up.

Sasha: Enter, Andre Sobinski.
Anna: Exit, Sasha Kinski.

Anna: [to pet her dog] Mootkie, we are living in a rat hole.

Frederick: It's a, it's a, it's a RAT hole.

Nazi officer: You are sitting in Col. Erhardt's chair.
Anna: Oh, how silly of me. Ten minutes ago it was my chair.

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