To Be or Not to Be

United States, 1942

Film
Please note

Sorry, we aren't able to make images or video for this item available to the public online.

A Warsaw theatre group, before and during the Nazi invasion, wages war on Hitler on a devious new battleground - the Shakespearean stage. The actors improvise an underground plot and an impersonation of invading Nazis, including Adolf Hitler. Stars Jack Benny, Robert Stack and Carole Lombard in her final performance.

Content notification

Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.

Learn more about our collection and our collection policy here. If you come across harmful content on our website that you would like to report, let us know.

How to watch

Stream, rent or buy via Just Watch Logo

Collection

In ACMI's collection

Credits

director

Ernst Lubitsch

co-producer

Alexander Korda

Ernst Lubitsch

production company

United Artists Corporation

Duration

01:40:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1942

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302543

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q704972

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/81450--to-be-or-not-to-be/ |title=To Be or Not to Be |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=21 April 2024 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}