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To Be or Not To Be (16-Dec-1983)

Director: Allan Johnson

Writers: Thomas Meehan; Ronny Graham

Music by: John Morris

Producer: Mel Brooks

Keywords: Drama, Comedy, WWII, Espionage

Remake of To Be or Not To Be (1942).

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Anne Bancroft
17-Sep-1931 6-Jun-2005 Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate
Earl Boen
7-Nov-1945   In three Terminator movies
Mel Brooks
Film Director
28-Jun-1926   Blazing Saddles
Charles Durning
28-Feb-1923 24-Dec-2012 The Muppet Movie
Jose Ferrer
8-Jan-1909 26-Jan-1992 The Caine Mutiny
George Gaynes
16-May-1917 15-Feb-2016 Henry Warnimont on Punky Brewster
Christopher Lloyd
22-Oct-1938   Jim Ignatowski on Taxi
Tim Matheson
31-Dec-1947   Otter in Animal House
Jack Riley
30-Dec-1935 19-Aug-2016 Elliot Carlin on The Bob Newhart Show
George Wyner
20-Oct-1945   ADA Irwin Bernstein on Hill Street Blues


Ronny Graham   ...   Sondheim
Estelle Reiner   ...   Gruba
Zale Kessler   ...   Bieler
Jack Riley   ...   Dobish
Lewis J. Stadlen   ...   Lupinsky
George Gaynes   ...   Ravitch
George Wyner   ...   Ratkowski
James Haake   ...   Sasha
Scamp   ...   Mutki (dog)
Christopher Lloyd   ...   Capt. Schultz
Jose Ferrer   ...   Prof. Siletski
Charles Durning   ...   Col. Erhardt
Tim Matheson   ...   Lt. Sobinski
Mel Brooks   ...   Dr. Bronski
Anne Bancroft   ...   Anna Bronski
Earl Boen   ...   Dr. Boyarski
Ivor Barry   ...   General Hobbs
William Glover   ...   Major Cunningham
John Francis   ...   British Intelligence Aide
Raymond Skipp   ...   R.A.F. Flight Sergeant
Marley Sims   ...   Rifka
Larry Rosenberg   ...   Rifka's Husband
Max Brooks   ...   Rifka's Son
Henry Kaiser   ...   Gestapo Officer
Milt Jamin   ...   Gestapo Soldier
George Caldwell   ...   Gestapo Guard
Wolf Muser   ...   Desk Sergeant
Henry Brandon   ...   Nazi Officer
Lee E. Stevens   ...   2nd Nazi Officer
Frank Lester   ...   Officer in Command Car
Roy Goldman   ...   Hitler
Robert Goldberg   ...   Hitler Adjutant
John McKinney   ...   Elite Guard Officer
Eda Reiss Merin   ...   Frightened Jewish Woman
Manny Kleinmuntz   ...   Her Husband
Phil Adams   ...   Airport Sentry
Curt Lowens   ...   Airport Officer
Robin Haynes   ...   Polish Flier
Ron Kuhlman   ...   Polish Flier
John Otrin   ...   Polish Flier
Blane Savage   ...   Polish Flier
Joey Sheck   ...   Polish Flier
Ron Diamond   ...   Pub Bartender
Gillian Eaton   ...   Pub Barmaid
Paddi Edwards   ...   Pub Waitress
Terence Marsh   ...   Startled British Officer
Winnie McCarthy   ...   Picadilly Usherette
Paul Ratliff   ...   Naval Officer
Scott Beach   ...   Narrator
Sandra Gray   ...   Lady
Clare Culhane   ...   Lady
Lainie Manning   ...   Lady
Leeyan Granger   ...   Lady
Antonette Yuskis   ...   Lady
Stephanie Wingate   ...   Lady
Klotski's Klowns
Ian Bruce   ...   Klotski's Klown
George Jayne   ...   Klotski's Klown
John Frayer   ...   Klotski's Klown
Bill K. Richards   ...   Klotski's Klown
Edward J. Heim   ...   Klotski's Klown
Neil J. Schwartz   ...   Klotski's Klown
Spencer Henderson   ...   Klotski's Klown
Tucker Smith   ...   Klotski's Klown
Ted Sprague   ...   Klotski's Klown


Review by anonymous (posted on 2-Jun-2005)

If you wonder who is marching into Poland at the beginning of this film, it was the UCLA Marching Band. We were selected to be the German soldiers and spent a day filming the marching scene in Burbank. They were very particular about each musician looking German enough. Long hair was tied up in hair nets to meet the style of the WWII German army. Authentic German WWII uniforms and disabled rifles were issued to us by the props department.

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