to be or not to be

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November 11 movie: To Be Or Not To Be. A screwball comedy about the Nazi invasion of Poland sounds freaky. And, it is kind of freaky. But Ernst Lubitsch, Carol Lombard and Jack Benny somehow manage to make it funny. Lombard and Benny play Polish actors trying to trick a Nazi spy into giving his information on the Polish underground to them instead of to the Gestapo. The wonderful comedic actor Sig Ruman has a big supporting role. I had to look up his name but I've seen him in tons of movies & you probably have too. He usually plays a cheerful but not-too-bright German. He was Sgt. Schultz in Stalag 17, which was of course the inspiration for Sgt. Schultz in Hogan's Heroes.

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