The Producers (1968)
MGM/UA (1968)
Comedy, Music, Musical
In Collection
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IMDB   7.6
88 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
Gene Wilder Leo Bloom
Zero Mostel Max Bialystock
William Hickey The drunk
Kenneth Mars Franz Liebkind
Lee Meredith Ulla
Christopher Hewett Roger De Bris
David Patch Doc Goebbels
Estelle Winwood Hold me, Touch me
Renée Taylor Eva Braun
Bill Hickey The Drunk
Dick Shawn 'L.S.D.' - Lorenzo St. DuBois
Andréas Voutsinas Carmen Ghia
Barney Martin Goring
Mel Brooks
Producer Sidney Glazier
Jack Grossberg
Writer Mel Brooks
Musician John Morris

Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) is an aging producer reduced to flirting with wealthy old ladies to eke out a living. But when he persuades his accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) to hide a $2000 accounting error, a seed of an idea suddenly sprouts in Bloom’s mind. He realizes if a play fails no one expects to get their money back. Hence, if producers oversell shares in a guaranteed flop they will get to keep the extra cash without worrying about an audit. The two set out to find the worst play possible and they do. 'Springtime for Hitler' is an ode to the fallen ubermensch written by loony former Nazi Franz Liebkind (Kenneth Mars). Once they have the rights to the play they completely rewrite it and turn it into an amazingly offensive yet perky musical. To put the icing on the cake they hire swishy and untalented Roger de Bris (Christopher Hewitt) to direct, cast a wanna-be beatnik Lorenzo St. Dubois (Dick Shawn) as Hitler, find a pneumatic blonde to play Eva Braun (Renee Taylor), and proceed to sell 25,000% of the show. So what could go wrong?
Edition Details
Edition Movie-Only Edition
Distributor MGM Home Entertainment
Release Date 9/2/2003
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Fullscreen (4:3, Pan & Scan)
Widescreen (16:9)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1