PRODUCERS, THE (1967)
Long before "The Producers" became a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical sensation, Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel starred in Mel Brooks' original, outrageous, Oscar®-winning farce. Down-on-his-luck theatrical impresario Max Bialystock (Mostel), reduced to romancing wealthy older ladies to fund his decreasingly successful plays, teams up with clever accountant Leo Bloom (Wilder), and together they devise a plan to extract a big payday from a surefire flop: "Springtime for Hitler." Best Original Screenplay Oscar® for Mel Brooks. DIR/SCR Mel Brooks; PROD Sidney Glazier. U.S., 1967, color, 88 min. NOT RATED
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