Tuesday Matinee: To Be or Not to Be
- Tue, Jun 25, 2019
- 1 pm–2:30 pm
- Bing Theater | LACMA
$2 LACMA members, seniors (65+), and children (17 & under); $4 general public
Tickets can be purchased online or at LACMA's on-site Ticket Offices.
LACMA presents Tuesday afternoon screenings of classic films throughout the year as part of the Tuesday Matinees series. Every month features a distinct theme.
Acting couple Joseph (Jack Benny) and Maria Tura (Carole Lombard) are managing a theatrical troupe when the Nazis invade Poland. Maria is having an affair with Lieutenant Sobinski (Robert Stack), who suspects Professor Siletsky (Stanley Ridges) is a Nazi spy. With Siletsky in possession of a list of members of the Polish resistance, the Turas' company takes action. Using their skill for impersonation, Joseph and company must confuse the Nazis and stop Siletsky from handing over the list.
1942, 99 min | Directed by Ernst Lubitsch; produced by Ernst Lubitsch; written by Melchior Lengyel, Edwin Justus Mayer, and Ernst Lubitsch (uncredited); with Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart, and Sig Ruman