Tuesday, 2 October 2012

1968, Film: The Producers

The Producers, an American satirical dark comedy, premièred on March 18, 1968. The Film is written and directed by Mel Brooks. Set in the late 1960s it tells the story of a theatrical producer and an accountant who want to produce a Broadway flop. The film stars Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn and Kenneth Mars. The Producers was the first film directed by Mel Brooks.
 
Synopsis
Theatrical producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) is forced to romance rich old ladies to finance his efforts. When his accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) reviews the accounting books, the two hit upon a way to make a fortune by producing a sure-flop. The play which is to be their gold mine? "Springtime for Hitler."...
Zero Mostel as Max Bialystock, Estelle Winwood as "Hold Me! Touch Me!"
and Gene Wilder as Leo Bloom
 
Main Cast
  • Zero Mostel as Max Bialystock
  • Gene Wilder as Leo Bloom
  • Dick Shawn as Lorenzo St. DuBois (L.S.D.)
  • Kenneth Mars as Franz Liebkind
  • Lee Meredith as Ulla
  • Estelle Winwood as "Hold Me! Touch Me!"
  • Christopher Hewett as Roger De Bris
  • Andreas Voutsinas as Carmen Ghia
  • Renée Taylor as the actor playing Eva Braun
  • Barney Martin as the actor playing Hermann Göring
Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder ans Zero Mostel
 
Awards
Oscar for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen: Mel Brooks (1969)Witers Guild of America Award for Best Written American Original Screenplay: Mel Brooks (1969)
National Film Registry Award (1996)
Gene Wilder as Leo Bloom, Kenneth Mars as Franz Liebkind and Zero Mostel as Max Bialystock

The Producers Trailer

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