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To Be Or Not To Be (1942) -- (Movie Clip) Do We Not Bleed? Pilot Stanislav (Robert Stack) with actress Maria in her Warsaw dressing room, news of the Nazi invasion, her husband Joseph (Jack Benny) confused, director Ernst Lubitsh's documentation resumes, actors Greenberg and Bronski (Felix Bressart, Tom Dugan) reflecting, in To Be Or Not To Be, 1942.
To Be Or Not To Be (1942) -- (Movie Clip) August 1939 Director Ernst Lubitsch's famous opening, Tom Dugan as the German chancellor, stopping traffic in Warsaw, Jack Benny as the Nazi colonel, Charles Halton tangling with actor Felix Bressart, revealing the narrative device, in To Be Or Not To Be, 1942.
To Be Or Not To Be (1942) -- (Movie Clip) I Love My Slippers! Bachelor pilot Stanislav (Robert Stack) on a secret mission back from England, discovered by actor Joseph (Jack Benny) in his apartment in occupied Warsaw, his actress wife Maria (Carole Lombard) returning with news of the suspected traitor, in Ernst Lubitsch's To Be Or Not To Be, 1942.
Angel (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Traveling Is Becoming Quite Complicated Opening from producer-director Ernst Lubitsch, title character Marlene Dietrich on a plane to Paris, Gino Corrado the polite but insistent hotel clerk, then cutting to importuned Brit Melvyn Douglas, then plenty of the famous touch, indirectly introducing Laura Hope Crews, conducting discreet business indoors, in Angel, 1937.
Angel (1937) -- (Movie Clip) The Courage To Be Unpopular We’ve only just met Herbert Marshall (through a headline montage) as big British diplomat Barker, on his arrival home, we see he’s married to Marlene Dietrich, whose name hasn’t been revealed throughout the first two reels, then servants Edward Everett Horton and Ernest Cossart resume an earlier conversation, in Ernst Lubitsch’s Angel, 1937.
Angel (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Beginning To Spread Both in Paris on business subtly not explained in Samson Raphaelson’s script, Marlene Dietrich as pseudonymous continental “Mrs. Brown” at the high-class bordello-ish home of the “Grand Duchess,” for whom she is mistaken by English Halton (Melvyn Douglas), their first encounter, in Ernst Lubitsch’s Angel, 1937.
Rise Of Catherine The Great, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Empress Of All The Russias Petersburg, 1745, introducing Flora Robson (as Empress Elisabeth, trampling her valet, Gerald du Maurier), who has arranged the marriage of unwilling Peter (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) to the title character, Elisabeth Bergner as Catherine, in Alexander Korda’s London Film production, The Rise Of Catherine The Great. 1934.
Rise Of Catherine The Great, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Russia, 1745 Artful opening, by either director Paul Czinner (husband of Elisabeth Bergner, the title character) or the producer (also-Hungarian-born Alexander Korda), introducing Douglas Fairbanks as the Grand Duke Peter, supporting players not credited, in the English-made The Rise Of Catherine The Great, 1934.
Rise Of Catherine The Great, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) She Has A Cavalry Mustache Infuriated that her betrothed Russian Grand Duke Peter (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) refused to even see her, German princess Sophie (Elisabeth Bergner, not yet given the name of the title character she plays) doesn’t realize it’s him she’s met while fleeing the palace, in The Rise Of Catherine The Great, 1934.
Rise Of Catherine The Great, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) It's Easy To Love The Good Ones Russian Empress Elisabeth (Flora Robson), entertaining another lover, hears from the servant girl (Joan Gardner) that the title character (Elisabeth Bergner) is distraught, because the Grand Duke (nephew to the former, husband to the latter) has run off, in The Rise Of Catherine The Great, 1934.
Ninotchka (1939) -- (Movie Clip) I Was Wounded Before Warsaw Parisian playboy Count Leon (Melvyn Douglas) doesn't know that the Soviet babe (Greta Garbo, title character) he's fallen for is his adversary, sent to represent her country in a legal battle over confiscated jewels, in Ernst Lubitsch's Ninotchka, 1939.
To Be Or Not To Be (1942) -- (Movie Clip) While He's Still Young Warsaw stage star Maria Tura (Carole Lombard) with dresser (Maude Eburne), receives a note from a fan, hammy husband Joseph (Jack Benny) beginning his soliloquy, handsome lieutenant Stanislav (Robert Stack) paying his first visit, in Ernst Lubitsch's To Be Or Not To Be, 1942.