The Producers

The Producers (1967)

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Mild-mannered accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) goes to do the accounts of Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel), a failing Broadway producer. When Leo realises that if you were really a dishonest person, you could make more money with a play that flopped than you could with a hit, Max persuades him to become his business partner, and they seek out the worst play in existence, to try and get a sure-fire flop and become rich. The play they find is 'Springtime for Hitler', by an unreformed Nazi called Franz Liebkind. Having secured the play, they hire the worst director they can find, and the worst actors, including a hippy called LSD, who wanders into the audition by mistake and ends up cast as Hitler. Surely nothing can go wrong with their scheme?

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Max and Leo visit Roger DeBris, Karman Ghia instructs them to remove their shoes because of the white carpet, and they do so. In the next scene, Max and Leo sit down and you can clearly see they have their shoes on. (00:42:25)

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Trivia: During "Springtime for Hitler," film director Mel Brooks can be heard saying "Don't be stupid, be a smarty! Come and join the Nazi party!" He later dubbed the same line in the 2005 version.

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