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The Producers (1968)

3 Ratings: 5.0
Comedy movie directed by Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks's directorial debut remains both a career high point and a classic show business farce. Hinging on a crafty plot premise, which in turn unleashes a joyously insane onstage spoof,The Producersis powered by a clutch of over-the-top performances, … see full wiki

Director: Mel Brooks
Genre: Comedy
2 reviews about The Producers (1968)
review by . January 06, 2006
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Mel Brooks started to come into his own when the American zeitgeist was beginning to change. His rise to fame began with the 1000 YEAR OLD MAN Recordings he did with Carl Reiner. That opened up some possiblities and gave him the connections he needed to break into the film business. The first movie he took around to get made was a film he had originally starting writing as a story, that turned into a play, and then ultimately into a movie. The film was entitled SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER. He finally …
review by . July 06, 2003
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Many of the best swindles are essentially quite simple. All manner of variations on the infamous "Ponzi Pyramid" scheme include one which Leo Bloom (Wilder) devises for his partner in crime, Max Bialystock (Mostel): Obtain investment capital 5-10 times (or preferably more) of your costs and then produce a musical which is certain to close after only one or two performances. Who else will know? Certainly not the investors, cast or crew. A flop's a flop. However....what if the musical is a hit?For …
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