In 1940 France an unlikely pair team up to evade the approaching Nazis. Little Jacobowsky, a Polish Jewish intellectual, has been one step ahead of the Nazis for years. Stjerbinsky is an aristocrat, anti semitic Polish colonel who's trying to get to England. Jacobowsky has a car, but can't drive. The Colonel can. And so begins their adventurous journey set against a backdrop of lively and lovely songs and dances that takes them to a carnival, a Jewish wedding and onto a train when the car breaks down. Accompanying them is Marianne, the Colonel's girlfriend who Jacobowsky falls in love with. But it is not to be.
"A splendid evening with tuneful lyrics." - N.Y. Post.
"Endearing, amusing and poignantly humane." - Time.
"A first class Broadway musical." - WABC TV.