Lubitsch le patron
To Be or Not to Be • 53m
This 2010 French documentary, written by film scholar N. T. Binh and directed by Jean-Jacques Bernard, traces the career of filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch from his early days in German cinema to his years as a Hollywood comedy legend.
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Observations on Film Art No. 31
In his audacious political satire TO BE OR NOT TO BE, Ernst Lubitsch pulls off the seemingly impossible by using a deadly serious, then-unfolding crisis—the Nazi occupation of Poland—as the backdrop for a hilarious and subversive screwball comedy. In this episode ...
The Screen Guild Theater: Variety
Actors Jack Benny and Claudette Colbert and filmmaker and actor Ernst Lubitsch play themselves in this October 20, 1940, episode of the radio anthology series “The Screen Guild Theater.” In it, Benny goes to great lengths to try to convince Lubitsch to cast him in a dramatic film role.