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The Producers

Comedy, Musical 1h 28m 1967

Mel Brook’s riotously funny debut feature is a glorious bad taste lampooning of Broadway theatre. Down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock is forced to romance rich old ladies to finance his efforts. When timid accountant Leo Bloom reviews Max’s accounting books, the two hit upon a way to make a fortune by producing a sure-fire flop. The play which is to be their gold mine? ‘Springtime for Hitler.’

‘This is one of the funniest movies ever made. To see it now is to understand that. To see it for the first time in 1968, when I did, was to witness audacity so liberating that not even There’s Something About Mary rivals it.’ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

‘Like a parody of Brexit Britain, never has the 1967 comedy been more horribly pertinent than it is now.’ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


Mel Brooks


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