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To Be or Not to Be

THAT is the movie!

1983 1 hour 47 minutes
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A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when Poland is invaded by the Germans in World War II. His wife has the habit of entertaining young Polish officers while he's on stage, which is also a source of depression to him. When one of her officers comes back on a Secret Mission, the actor takes charge and comes up with a plan for them to escape.


16th December 1983

40 years ago


1 hour 47 minutes

Finishes at 6:27pm


$9,000,000 ($24,019,200 today)

Revenue $13,030,214Profit

Ratings and awards

Nominated for 1 Oscar. 6 nominations total

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Directed by

Alan Johnson

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Written by

Ronny Graham, Melchior Lengyel, Ernst Lubitsch, Thomas Meehan

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