To Be or Not to Be

  • Dir: Ernst Lubitsch

  • USA, 1942, English, 99mins, DCP

  • Cast: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack

Filmed on the eve of America’s entry into World War II and set during the German invasion of Poland, Lubitsch’s screwball masterpiece stars Jack Benny and Carole Lombard, in her final screen performance, as a married couple of Warsaw stage actors who become embroiled in an international spy plot. Their unfaithful deceptions soon make way for a delightful caper of misunderstandings and mistaken identities involving their entire company of Shakespearean thesps, as Lubitsch delivers a bold and unflinching send-up of the Nazi high command, reaching all the way to lampooning the Führer himself. 

Academy Awards: Best Music Score nomination


In-theatre Screening

  • Cancelled2022-01-23 (Sun)
    Cancelled2022-03-12 (Sat)