The Resource To be or not to be, Alexander Korda presents ; an Ernst Lubitsch production ; screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer ; released through United Artists ; produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch

To be or not to be, Alexander Korda presents ; an Ernst Lubitsch production ; screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer ; released through United Artists ; produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch

Label
To be or not to be
Title
To be or not to be
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Korda presents ; an Ernst Lubitsch production ; screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer ; released through United Artists ; produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Contributor
Actor
Commentator
Costume designer
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Filmmaker
Film producer
Production designer
Screenwriter
Set designer
Writer of added text
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • "As nervy as it is hilarious, a masterpiece from Ernst Lubitsch, To Be Or Not To Be; is a Hollywood film of the boldest black humor, which went into production soon after the U.S. entered World War II. Lubitsch manages to brilliantly balance political satire, romance, slapstick, and urgent wartime suspense in a comic high-wire act that has never been equaled."--Container
  • During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Screen guild theater
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/composerexpression
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Credits note
Production designed by Vincent Korda ; photographed by Rudolph Maté ; musical score by Werner R. Heymann ; interior decoration, Julia Heron ; costumes, Irene ; film editor, Dorothy Spencer ; original story by Melchior Lengyel
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
English dialogue; optional English SDH subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.T6 2013
PerformerNote
Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart, Lionel Atwill, Stanley Ridges, Sig Ruman, Tom Dugan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1892-1947
  • 1893-1956
  • 1880-1974
  • 1896-1960
  • 1908-1942
  • 1894-1974
  • 1919-2003
  • 1890-1949
  • 1885-1946
  • 1892-1951
  • 1884-1967
  • 1889-1955
  • 1896-1979
  • 1899-1964
  • 1896-1961
  • 1901-1962
  • 1909-2002
  • 1970-
  • 1958-
  • 1888-1972
  • 1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lubitsch, Ernst
  • Korda, Alexander
  • Lengyel, Menyhért
  • Mayer, Edwin Justus
  • Lombard, Carole
  • Benny, Jack
  • Stack, Robert
  • Bressart, Felix
  • Atwill, Lionel
  • Ridges, Stanley
  • Rumann, Sig
  • Dugan, Tom
  • Korda, Vincent
  • Maté, Rudolph
  • Heymann, Werner Richard
  • Heron, Julia
  • Irene
  • Spencer, Dorothy
  • Kalat, David
  • Binh, N. T.
  • Bernard, Jean-Jacques
  • O'Brien, Geoffrey
  • United Artists Corporation
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
99
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
670
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Occupation of Poland (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Poland
  • Poland
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
To be or not to be, Alexander Korda presents ; an Ernst Lubitsch production ; screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer ; released through United Artists ; produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Full screen (1.37:1)
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1942
  • Special features: Disc 1: Audio commentary featuring film historian David Kalat. Disc 2: Pinkus's shoe palace (1916 film starring Ernst Lubitsch as a slapstick Jewish stereotype); Lubitsch le patron (a 2010 French documentary written by film scholar N.T. Binh and directed by Jean-Jacques Bernard, traces the career of filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch); The Screen Guild Theater (two episodes of the radio anthology series: Variety (1940) and To Be or Not to Be (1943)). Booklet features an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien and a 1942 New York Times op-ed by Lubitsch
Accompanying material
1 booklet (23 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-DVD special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (99 min.)
Isbn
9781604657616
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515109017
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC2298D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854576889
  • 1639058
  • (OCoLC)ocn854576889
  • 1639058
System details
DVD; NTSC; Region 1; PCM mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
To be or not to be, Alexander Korda presents ; an Ernst Lubitsch production ; screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer ; released through United Artists ; produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Full screen (1.37:1)
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1942
  • Special features: Disc 1: Audio commentary featuring film historian David Kalat. Disc 2: Pinkus's shoe palace (1916 film starring Ernst Lubitsch as a slapstick Jewish stereotype); Lubitsch le patron (a 2010 French documentary written by film scholar N.T. Binh and directed by Jean-Jacques Bernard, traces the career of filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch); The Screen Guild Theater (two episodes of the radio anthology series: Variety (1940) and To Be or Not to Be (1943)). Booklet features an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien and a 1942 New York Times op-ed by Lubitsch
Accompanying material
1 booklet (23 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-DVD special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (99 min.)
Isbn
9781604657616
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515109017
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC2298D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854576889
  • 1639058
  • (OCoLC)ocn854576889
  • 1639058
System details
DVD; NTSC; Region 1; PCM mono
Video recording format
DVD

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