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The Resource To be or not to be, Alexander Korda presents ; an Ernst Lubitsch production ; original story by Melchior Lengyel ; 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 ; original story by Melchior Lengyel ; 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 ; original story by Melchior Lengyel ; screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer ; released through United Artists ; produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch
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Costume designer
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Filmmaker
Film producer
Producer
Production designer
Screenwriter
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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
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TEFMT
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videorecording
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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
  • Cinematographer, Rudolph Mat ; art director, J. McMillan Johnson, Vincent Korda ; composer, Werner Richard Heymann
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
Runtime
99
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
670
Technique
live action
Label
To be or not to be, Alexander Korda presents ; an Ernst Lubitsch production ; original story by Melchior Lengyel ; screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer ; released through United Artists ; produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1942
  • Special features: Audio commentary featuring film historian David Kalat; Pinkus's shoe palace (1916 film starring Ernst Lubitsch as a slapstick Jewish sterotype); 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 ; 16 cm.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
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
Blu-ray special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (99 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515108911
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC2297BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn853284043
  • (IMDb)tt0035446
System details
Blu-ray; region A; full screen (1.37:1) presentation; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
To be or not to be, Alexander Korda presents ; an Ernst Lubitsch production ; original story by Melchior Lengyel ; screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer ; released through United Artists ; produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1942
  • Special features: Audio commentary featuring film historian David Kalat; Pinkus's shoe palace (1916 film starring Ernst Lubitsch as a slapstick Jewish sterotype); 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 ; 16 cm.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
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
Blu-ray special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (99 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515108911
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC2297BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn853284043
  • (IMDb)tt0035446
System details
Blu-ray; region A; full screen (1.37:1) presentation; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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