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The Producers (1968)

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5 out of 10 Springtime for Hitler & Germany!
James from Limerick, 02 Dec 2008
Theatrical impresario Max (Mostel), seriously down on his luck, ensnares meek accountant Leo (Wilder, in his film debut) in a scheme to steal all investment funds for a guaranteed box-office failure. Perfectly cast, superb premise & undated in any way. Original and best, accept no shoddy recent cash-ins. Best bit? So many, but I have to plump for the derranged writer's (Mars) rant about Churchill.
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3.5 out of 10 Fun movie
David from Dublin, 04 Jan 2009
Good movie. Not quite the sense of humour that I go for so I sorta felt it drag, but decent and my parents enjoyed it.
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An early Mel Brooks classic and regarded by many as one of his best. Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel), one-time King of Broadway, now living upon the crazy whims and cash of amorous old ladies meets Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), a neurotic accountant. Together they plan to produce the biggest theatrical flop of all time - 'Springtime for Hitler', a gay romp about Adolf and Eva - and still make a fortune. The scheme includes a hilarious combination of a zany ex-German soldier and his...

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