Rent The Producers (1967)

3.7 of 5 from 181 ratings
1h 25min
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Synopsis:
Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) is a washed up Broadway producer forced to romance old ladies to finance his plays. When timid accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) is brought in to do his books, he inadvertently reveals to Bialystock that under the right circumstances, a producer could make more money with a flop than a hit. Bialystock cajoles Bloom into helping him achieve this end and together they come up with what they consider to be a sure-fire disaster waiting to happen - a musical version of Adolf and Eva's love story entitled 'Springtime for Hitler'. But is it possible that they might actually have the most unlikely hit of all time on their hands?
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Sidney Glazier
Voiced By:
Mel Brooks
Writers:
Mel Brooks
Studio:
Momentum
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Music & Musicals
Awards:

1969 Oscar Best Original Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
25/10/2004
Run Time:
85 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Making of The Producers
  • 60 Minute Feature
  • Playhouse Out-take
  • Peter Sellers' Statement read by Paul Mazursky
  • Trailer
  • Sketch Gallery
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the special features
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/09/2018
Run Time:
89 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • New Q&A with Mel Brooks and TCM host Ben Mankiewicz from the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival
  • Tempo episode with Zero Mostel
  • Making of 'The Producers'
  • Paul Mazursky reads Peter Sellers ad
  • Sketch gallery slideshow
  • Deleted Scene
  • Soundtrack Spoofs
  • New Exclusive 50th Anniversary 'The Producers' Trailer

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Reviews (6) of The Producers

Awfull - The Producers review by KL

Spoiler Alert
04/12/2009

Hysterical nonsense.

A great deal of noise and shouting which would appeal perhaps to a five year old mongoose with hearing problems. Grown up adults should be offended by this movie.

3 out of 7 members found this review helpful.

Brilliant, controversial, classic comedy with top acting and catchy songs - The Producers review by PV

Spoiler Alert
07/08/2014

If you're the sort of person who think dire modern Hollywood comedies with swearing and bodily function obsessions are funny, you probably won't like this.

If, however, you enjoy sharp satire and are bright enough to notice intelligent irony, then you'll love this film. The humour is Jewish, and also pitch dark for those who get the references. No wonder it was successfully revived recently.

True, it is a bit dated in patches - and those easily offended by dolly bird gags should probably cover their eyes.

But really, this is one of the best musical movies ever made - a classic. Mel Brooks at the top of his form.

Five stars.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

A satirical masterpiece. Amazing stuff! - The Producers review by RP

Spoiler Alert
20/02/2015

In today's politically correct society it makes a refreshing change to watch again a film so brim full of scathing satire, so deliberately and outrageously offensive - and so side splittingly funny - as this. Whenever I watch it, it never ceases to amaze me.

By now you'll know the plot - pair of dodgy theatrical producers plan scam to raise lots of money for a play so bad that it will immediately fail, upon which the producers keep the cash. But things go disastrously wrong...

And the reason they go wrong is that a musical so offensive as 'Springtime for Hitler' with jackbooted, goose-stepping chorus girls and lines like 'Don't be stupid, be a smarty. Come and join the Nazi party' is so outrageous and yet as funny today as it was for the audience within the film. This is a film that pokes fun at so very many segments of society, at so many socially unacceptable practices, and even at today's 'politically correct' attitudes - although the film was made almost 50 years ago.

Written and directed by Mel Brooks, it won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Watch this for the first time and feel your jaw drop. Watch it again and rejoice in this satirical masterpiece. Superb stuff - 5/5 stars.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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