Friday, May 6, 2011

The Producers (1968)

Broadway producer Max Bialystock used to be great, he produced great shows but now he's broke he's been romancing wealthy elderly women in exchange for money for his next play. His eccentric accountant Leo Bloom tells him that it's possible that a producer could make more money with a flop than with a hit. So they cook up a scheme to produce the worst play ever written called Springtime for Hitler, have it starring the worst actors, directed by the worst director and they think they'll be rich after it opens. But their plan backfires when the show is a surprise smash hit. A crazy, hysterical, satirical dark comedy written and directed by the great Mel Brooks. A word of advice though; skip the remake because it's hardly as memorable as the original. Starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars 8/10

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