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.
- 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.
- Mel Brooks as Frederick Bronski
- Anne Bancroft as Anna Bronski
- Ronny Graham as Sondheim, Stage Manager
- Estelle Reiner as Gruba
- Jack Riley as Dobish
- Lewis J. Stadlen as Lupinsky
- George Gaynes as Ravitch
- George Wyner as Ratkowski
- Christopher Lloyd as S.S. Captain Schultz
- José Ferrer as Professor Siletski
- Charles Durning as S.S. Colonel Erhardt
- Tim Matheson as Lieutenant Andrei
- Earl Boen as Dr. Boyarski
- Ivor Barry as General Hobbs
- William Glover as Major Cunningham
- James Haake as Sasha
- Max Brooks as Rifka's son
- Larry Rosenberg as Rifka's husband
- Milt Jamin as Gestapo soldier
- Wolf Muser as Desk sergeant
- Henry Brandon as Nazi officer
- Tucker Smith as Klotskis Klown
- Phil Adams as Airport sentry
- Curt Lowens as Airport officer
- Terence Marsh as Startled British officer
- Paul Ratliff as Naval officer
- Scott Beach - Narrator
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