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Leonard Maltin

‘To Be Or Not To Be’ Is Better Than Ever

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 30, 2013 12:01 AM
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When Ernst Lubitsch’s "To Be Or Not To Be" opened in the spring of 1942, just months after America went to war, it was repudiated and even reviled by many critics who thought it was in poor taste to juxtapose comedy against the backdrop of Poland’s invasion by the Nazis.

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