Author: Carl C. Curtis

When Hollywood Stood Up to Tyrants

This moral collapse of one of Hollywood’s most powerful studios brings to mind one of the most famous examples of tyrant-as-minor-star — Ernst’s Lubitsch’s 1942 masterpiece “To Be or Not to Be.” Here Hitler and his slavish goons are savaged satirically from start to finish — although the “great” man himself appears for only a few seconds.

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