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TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942)
13th July 2018 @ 19:30 - 22:00
Classic Cinema Club – Ealing presents TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942) at Ealing Town Hall (13 JUL 19:30):
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Starring Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack
The managers and stars of a Warsaw theatre find their marital strife, actorly egos and shaky Shakespearean performances embroiled in World War 2. As they get caught up between Nazi occupation, the Polish resistance, double agents and secret missions, they use costumes as disguises, their impersonation skills and hammy overacting towards a higher cause.
Adding the Lubitsch touch to Hollywood genres of screwball, slapstick, satire, farce and dark humour, this was controversial when released, but is now counted amongst the best comedy films.
From the director of ‘Trouble in Paradise’, ‘Ninotchka’ and ‘The Shop Around the Corner’.