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

Max Bialystock: Listen. Every night people are laughing at your beloved Fuhrer. Why?
Franz Liebkind: It's that L.S.D., und his verdampter "babies"!


Max Bialystock: Sing it out, men! Higher, you animals, higher! We open in Leavenworth Saturday night!


Franz Liebkind: Der Führer does not say, "Achtung, baby."


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The name "Rudolfo" that the "hold me, touch me" lady gives to Bialystock when they are playing "The Contessa and the Chauffeur" at the movie's beginning, is also the name of the chauffeur Bialystock after he and Bloom raise the money for the play.
Premiere voted this movie as one of "The 50 Greatest Comedies Of All Time" in 2006.
The original Swedish title for the film was a direct translation of the original title - Producenterna (The Producers). The film didn't arouse much interest from the public. This changed when the title was replaced by "Det våras för Hitler" (Springtime for Hitler). Then the film became an instant smash. All subsequent Mel Brooks films then got Swedish title starting with "Det våras för..." e.g. "Det våras för Frankenstein" (Young Frankenstein)/ ..."Sherriffen" (Blazing Saddles) / ..."Galningarna" (High Anxiety etc. except for Brooks' two last films, which received the Swedish titles "Robin Hood: Karlar i trikåer" (Robin Hood: Men in Tights) and "Dracula - Död men lycklig" (Dracula: Dead and Loving It; literally "Dracula - Dead but Happy").
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