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To Be or Not to Be (1983)

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To Be or Not to Be (1983) (The fact that Bancroft's name is in parenthesis is a joke from the movie.)

To Be or Not to Be is a 1983 comedy starring Mel Brooks and his real-life wife, the late Anne Bancroft. The film is pretty much a straight up remake of the 1942 film of the same title starring Jack Benny and Carole Lombard. Unlike many movies that star Mel Brooks, he did not write or direct it, only serving as actor and producer. Directing duties were taken up by rookie director Alan Johnson, who had worked with Brooks on many previous films, but only as a choreographer. The film co-stars José Ferrer, Charles Durning, Christopher Lloyd, Tim Matheson, and George Gaynes.

The following weapons were used in the film To Be or Not to Be (1983):

Walther PP

Prof. Siletski (José Ferrer) uses a Walther PP in the film. Some Gestapo officers also carry it.

War Time Walther PP - .32 ACP
Professor Siletski draws his PP out of his bag.
Professor Siletski holds Bronski at gunpoint.
Professor Siletski takes the time to draw back the hammer, like any good movie villain.
A Gestapo officer (Henry Brandon) with his Walther PP questioning Anna Bronski.

Walther P38

German officers are armed with Walther P38s.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
An SS officer carries a P38 while searching for Sasha.
From another angle. The Gestapo officer's PP is visible as well.
Sasha is caught when his disguise falls off.
The officer at the airstrip (Curt Lowens) fires on the group once he discovers the truth.


Hitler's bodyguards as well as airfield guards are armed with MP40 submachine guns.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
The guards to the left can be seen with MP40s.
The guards at the airfield fire upon the fleeing aircraft with an MP40.
TBONTB MP40 03.jpg

Karabiner 98k

Most of the German guards in the film are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Anna Bronski is escorted to Gestapo headquarters.
Guards with K98K rifles haul away Sasha.

Iver Johnson Revolver

Lt. Andre Sobinski (Tim Matheson) is armed with an Iver Johnson Revolver throughout the film.

Iver Johnson - .32 S&W
Sobinski is handed the revolver before jumping. The exterior aircraft scenes were stock footage from Where Eagles Dare.
Sobinski chases Prof. Siletski in the theater.
Sobinski cleaning his revolver. Obviously, it's a break-open.

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