The Producers

Mel Brooks’s debut as a feature writer-director is arguably one of his funniest films, earning Brooks an Original Screenplay Oscar and inspiring a record-breaking Broadway musical. Zero Mostel is Max Bialystock, a seedy impresario relying on the generosity of lonely older women to finance his creative endeavors, who schemes with meek accountant Leo Bloom (an Oscar-nominated Gene Wilder, hysterical in every sense) to make a fortune on a deliberate flop, the unforgettable stage play Springtime for Hitler

DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: Mel Brooks. WITH: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars. 1968. 88 min. USA. Color. English. Rated PG. 35mm.
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