Mel Brooks' The Producers /

"Low-rent Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his high-strung accountant Leo Bloom discover that, with the help of a few gullible investors, they can make more money on a flop than on a hit. Armed with the worst show ever written and an equally horrific cast, this double-dealing duo is banking...

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Other Authors: Brooks, Mel, 1926- (Screenwriter)
Mostel, Zero, 1915-1977,
(Actor)

Wilder, Gene, 1933-2016,
(Actor)

Shawn, Dick,
(Actor)

Winwood, Estelle, 1883-1984,
(Actor)

Mars, Kenneth,
(Actor)

Meredith, Lee, 1947-
(Actor)

Hewitt, Christopher, 1922-2001,
(Actor)

Coffey, Joseph,
(Cinematographer, director of photography.)

Rosenblum, Ralph,
(Film editor)

Morris, John, 1926-2018,
(Composer, composer (expression))

Johnson, Alan (Choreographer),
(Choreographer)
Description of Work:Motion picture
Format: Movie DVD
Language:English
French
Spanish
Edition:Deluxe edition.
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Uniform Title:Producers (Motion picture : 1968)
Summary:"Low-rent Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his high-strung accountant Leo Bloom discover that, with the help of a few gullible investors, they can make more money on a flop than on a hit. Armed with the worst show ever written and an equally horrific cast, this double-dealing duo is banking on disaster. But when their sure-to-offend musical becomes a surprise hit, they find themselves in the middle of a Broadway blitzkrieg"--Container.

A Broadway producer and his accountant back a sure-fire flop: Springtime for Hitler. Directed by Mel Brooks.

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Distributed:Culver City, California : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Language Notes:English dialogue with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
General Notes:Originally released as a motion picture in 1968.
Special features: "The making of The producers" documentary; sketch gallery; Playhouse outtake; photo gallery; trailers; Peter Sellers statement read by Paul Mazursky.
Physical Description:2 videodiscs (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
A/V Characteristics:digital optical surround Dolby digital 5.1
digital optical mono
Digital Characteristics:video file DVD video region 1
Credits:Director of photography, Joseph Coffey ; music composed and conducted by John Morris ; edited by Ralph Rosenblum ; choreographer, Alan Johnson.
Performer:Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Estelle Winwood, Christopher Hewett, Kenneth Mars, Lee Meredith.
System Details:DVD, full screen (1.33:1) and anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround and English mono.
Audience:MPAA rating: Not rated.
Awards:Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Production Credits:Director of photography, Joseph Coffey ; music composed and conducted by John Morris ; edited by Ralph Rosenblum ; choreographer, Alan Johnson.
ISBN:140491367X
9781404913677
Author Notes:

Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 11, 1933. He studied theater at the University of Iowa, at the Bristol Old Vic Theater School in England, and at the HB Studio in New York. He served a two-year Army stint as an aide in the psychiatric unit of the Valley Forge Army Hospital in Pennsylvania. After his discharge, he won a coveted spot at the Actors Studio. He became a stage actor, screenwriter, novelist, and the director of four movies in which he starred.

His first major role on Broadway was the chaplain in a 1963 production of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children. In 1967, he made his movie debut as an undertaker in Bonnie and Clyde. He went on to appear in numerous movies including The Producers; Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex but Were Afraid to Ask; Blazing Saddles; Young Frankenstein; Silver Streak; Stir Crazy; See No Evil, Hear No Evil; Another You; and Hanky Panky. In 1999, he was a writer for two TV movies in which he starred Murder in a Small Town and The Lady in Question. In 2003, he won an Emmy for his guest starring role in an episode of Will and Grace. He retired from acting soon afterward.

His third wife, actress Gilda Radner, died of ovarian cancer in 1989. In her memory, he co- founded an ovarian cancer detection center in her name, in Los Angeles, and Gilda's Club, a network of support centers for women with cancer. He also contributed to a book entitled Gilda's Disease with Dr. M. Steven Piver. His memoir, Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art, was published in 2005. His first novel, My French Whore, was published in 2007. His other books included The Woman Who Wouldn't, Something to Remember You By, and What Is This Thing Called Love? He died from complications of Alzheimer's disease on August 29, 2016 at the age of 83.

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