Call number: DVD-3972

To Be or Not To Be

Alexander Korda presents an Ernst Lubitsch production, Romaine Film Corporation, 1942
99 minutes
In English without subtitles

On 2 DVDs

This is DVD 2, containing these supplements:

Schuhpalast Pinkus [Pinkus's Shoe Palace]

Projektions-AG "Union" (PAGU), Berlin, 1916
Producer: Paul Davidson
Screenplay: Hanns Kräly, Erich Schönfelder
Photography: Kurt Richter
Piano score for this edition: David Sosin

Herr Meiersohn			        Guido Herzfeld	
The dancer Melitta Hervé 		Else Kenter	 
Sally Pinkus 				Ernst Lubitsch	
Teacher				        Hanns Kräly	
Girl pupil				Ossi Oswalda	 
Shoemaker				Erich Schönfelder	
With: Fritz Rasp
45 minutes
German intertitles with optional English subtitles, silent with added music score


BERNARD, Jean-Jacques
Lubitsch le patron

Caïmans Productions, with the participation of Cinécinéma and in association with Éditions Montparnasse, 2010
Producers: Jérôme Barthélemy, Daniel Sauvage
Assistant producer: Paul Lavaud
Script; N.T. Binh
Photography: Javier Ruiz Gomez
With the participation of:
Jean-Loup Bourget, Emmanuel Carrère, Marc Cerisuelo, Benoït Jacquot, Vincent Lindon, Jacqueline Nacache, Katalyn Por, Nicolas Saada, Christian Vincent
53 minutes
In French with optional English subtitles


Two episodes of The Screen Guild Theater, a radio anthology series:

1] Variety (1940)
Starring Jack Benny, Claudette Colbert and Ernst Lubitsch
First broadcast 20 October 1940
29 minutes 30 seconds


2] To Be or Not to Be (1942)
An adaptation of the film, starring William Powell, Diana Lewis and Sig Ruman
First broadcast 18 January 1943
25 minutes 40 seconds

Region code 1
Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Languages No subtitles
Features Supplements - see above
Booklet featuring an essay by the critic Geoffrey O'Brien and a 1942 New York Times op-ed by Lubitsch
Source The Criterion Collection, 670

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