The Producers (1968)

The Producers (1968)

The original outlandish, Academy Award®*-winning musical comedy from Mel Brooks that launched the Tony Award-winning stage play. Gene Wilder stars as meek accountant Leo Bloom, who together with a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) schemes the seemingly perfect crime. Using Max's history of being good at raising money but terrible at making plays, Leo and Max plot to over-fund a new production that is so terrible, no investor will expect to recoup their investment...leaving a pile of cash and the perfect crime. Thus, "Springtime for Hitler" is born. But when the curtain closes on the opening night's performance, Max and Leo have a problem they never anticipated...a play that's a bona fide hit. (*Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, 1969).
The original outlandish, Academy Award®*-winning musical comedy from Mel Brooks that launched the Tony Award-winning stage play. Gene Wilder stars as meek accountant Leo Bloom, who together with a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) schemes the seemingly perfect crime. Using Max's history of being good at raising money but terrible at making plays, Leo and Max plot to over-fund a new production that is so terrible, no investor will expect to recoup their investment...leaving a pile of cash and the perfect crime. Thus, "Springtime for Hitler" is born. But when the curtain closes on the opening night's performance, Max and Leo have a problem they never anticipated...a play that's a bona fide hit. (*Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, 1969).