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): Here's a Funny Story.....

By FlickChick on Oct 18, 2021 From A Person in the Dark

Maybe it's the state of affairs all around us, but I've been in a particularly sensitive mood these days...for so many days, it seems. Almost anything can make me bust out in tears - usually something beautiful; a song, a moment from a film, a memory. And when it comes to comedy, I simply can no lon... Read full article


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: Don't you see, darling Bloom, glorious Bloom? It's so simple. STEP ONE: We find the worst play ever written, a surefire flop. STEP TWO: I raise a million bucks. Lots of little old ladies out there. STEP THREE: You go back to work on the books, two of them - one for the government, one for us. You can do it, Bloom; you're a wizard! STEP FOUR: We open on Broadway. And before you can say STEP FIVE, we *close* on Broadway! STEP SIX: We take our million bucks and fly to *Rio!*


Leo Bloom: [reading the title of the play for the first time] "Springtime for Hitler" a gay romp with Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden... Wow!


Max Bialystock: Oooooooh, I WANT THAT MONEY!


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Facts about

The name of the character Carmen Ghia (Andréas Voutsinas) comes from the Karmann Ghia, a Volkswagen coupe manufactured from 1955 to 1974.
One of Roger Ebert's Great Movies.
The scene with Max and Leo outside the fountain at Lincoln Center was the last scene to be filmed. Gene Wilder thought Leo's ecstasy mirrored his own at the time, and was what convinced him to stay with acting.
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