The Producers

The Producers

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28, 2013

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35mm print

“Brooks’ first feature, an absolutely hilarious and tasteless New York Jewish comedy about Broadway. Zero Mostel plays a producer determined to clean up by staging the worst flop in history, first making sure that it’s over-backed by all of the rich widows hot for him. Mostel and Gene Wilder (as his bumbling Portnovian accountant) ham outrageously, and some of the humour falls flat. But the all-time flop itself could serve as a definition of kitsch, its centrepiece being the number ‘Springtime for Hitler’, all tits, pretzels and beer steins, in the best tradition of gaudy American burlesque.” – Time Out (London)

88 Minutes
USA, 1968

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