The Producers Overview:

The Producers (1968) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Mel Brooks and produced by Joseph E. Levine, Jack Grossberg and Sidney Glazier.

The Producers was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1996.

Academy Awards 1968 --- Ceremony Number 41 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorGene WilderNominated
Best WritingMel BrooksWon
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The Producers (1967)

By Beatrice on Jul 17, 2019 From Flickers in Time

The Producers Directed by Mel Brooks Written by Mel Brooks 1967/US Crossbow Productions/Springtime Productions/U-M Productions Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Like his later films, Mel Brooks’s film debut is totally over-the-top – and very f... Read full article


CMBA Outlaws Blogathon: The Producers (1967): It's Criminally Joyous

By FlickChick on Nov 15, 2018 From A Person in the Dark

This is my entry in the Classic Movie Blog Association's Outlaws Blogathon. Click here for more outrageous cinematic lawbreakers. Zero + Gene = Love They're adorable, they're hysterical, they're lovable. They're desperate con men and deliberate thieves. They're Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom and t... Read full article


Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: The Producers” (50th Anniversary) (Giveaway runs through May 19)

By Annmarie Gatti on Apr 27, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Win tickets to see “The Producers” on the big screen!? In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun June 3 and Wed June 6! “How could this happen? I was so careful. I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast. Where did I go right?” CMH continues into our?3rd year of our ... Read full article


The Producers (1968)

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Quotes from

Leo Bloom: Actors are not animals! They're human beings!
Max Bialystock: They are? Have you ever eaten with one?


Leo Bloom: [after a fight with Max] I'm sorry I called you "Fat, fat, fat".


Max Bialystock: Have I ever steered you wrong?
Franz Liebkind: Always.
Max Bialystock: Never mind.


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Facts about

This is the first film directed by Mel Brooks and scored by John Morris. The two would continue to work together until Life Stinks.
To better get into character, Kenneth Mars slept in his costume every night. It was also Mars's idea to have Liebkind's helmet spattered with pigeon defecation.
Although Peter Sellers was instrumental in prompting the film's release, Mel Brooks claims he offered Sellers the role of Leo Bloom (eventually played by Gene Wilder, but that he turned it down.
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