Sunday, May 6, 2012

153. To Be or Not To Be

To Be or Not To Be
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

So many movie posts!  Losing steam...

This is a very sad and funny movie to watch.  Carole Lombard died shortly after she finished filming.  She was such a great actress and had so much more to give!  This movie is pretty gutsy since it mixes humor and Nazis in the midst of WWII.  I don't think this is a case of "too soon"; it is actually quite enjoyable.

An acting troupe gets involved in an anti Nazi plot.  It is pretty hilarious but also poignant and if I wasn't tired of writing posts I would dwell more on it.

RATING: ****-

Interesting Facts:

The line "what could happen in a plane?" was deleted know.

Panned by critics since no one really felt like laughing know.


  1. Thanks for including this video! Really interesting.

  2. I totally loved this movie and it is one I would happily go back to. It is funny, biting, relevant and clever. A good movie to remember Lombard for.

  3. I love that you remind me about these old movies, even if it is sometimes embarrassing to look at old posts. I have to rewatch this soon.