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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 ; United Artists ; produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch, (DVD videorecording)

To be or not to be, Alexander Korda presents ; an Ernst Lubitsch production ; original story by Melchior Lengyel ; screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer ; United Artists ; produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch, (DVD videorecording)

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 ; 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
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Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
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
Language note
English dialogue; English subtitles. SDH
PerformerNote
Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart, Lionel Atwill, Stanley Ridges, Sig Ruman, Tom Dugan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1893-1956
  • 1892-1947
  • 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-
  • 1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Korda, Alexander
  • Lubitsch, Ernst
  • 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
Criterion collection
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Theater
  • War films
  • Feature films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Poland
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 ; United Artists ; produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1942
  • Special features: Disc 1: Audio commentary featuring film historian David Kalat. Disc 2: 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); Pinkus's shoe palace (1916 film starring Ernst Lubitsch as a slapstick Jewish sterotype); 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.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (99 min.)
Isbn
9781604657616
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
  • (OCoLC)ocn854576889
  • 606501
System details
DVD, 1.37:1 aspect ratio, PCM mono, NTSC, Region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
To be or not to be, Alexander Korda presents ; an Ernst Lubitsch production ; original story by Melchior Lengyel ; screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer ; United Artists ; produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1942
  • Special features: Disc 1: Audio commentary featuring film historian David Kalat. Disc 2: 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); Pinkus's shoe palace (1916 film starring Ernst Lubitsch as a slapstick Jewish sterotype); 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.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (99 min.)
Isbn
9781604657616
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
  • (OCoLC)ocn854576889
  • 606501
System details
DVD, 1.37:1 aspect ratio, PCM mono, NTSC, Region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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