A producer and his accountant discover that an intended flop can make more money than a legitimate play. Entire cast is hysterical in one of Brooks' best films!
The Producers movie trailer - starring Will Ferrell, Uma Thurman, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Roger Bart, Gary Beach. Directed by Susan Stroman. Theatrical Release Date: 12/16/2005
Nervous accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) and desperate producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) discuss financial chicanery and psychological nuances in an early scene from Mel Brooks' The Producers, 1967.
Bialystock (Zero Mostel) and Bloom (Gene Wilder) make their pitch to director Roger De Bris (Christopher Hewett) and personal secretary Carmen Giya (Andreas Voutsinas) in Mel Brooks' The Producers, 1967.
Two-time Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick return to their celebrated roles as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, a scheming theatrical producer and his mousy CPA who hit upon the perfect plan to embezzle a fortune: raise far more money than you need to produce a sure-fire Broadway flop and then (since no one will expect anything back), Max and Leo can pocket the difference. To do this, they need the ultimate bad play, which they find in the musical 'Springtime for Hitler'Their plans come to naught and the duo are taken completely by surprise when their new production is hailed as a toast-of-the-town hit. Uma Thurman stars as Ulla, the Swedish secretary/slash/receptionist and would-be showgirl, and Will Ferrell brings his spot-on comic talents to the role of Franz Liebkind, the neo-Nazi playwright (and pigeon fancier) responsible for penning the 'worst play ever written.'
Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) takes nervous accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) out on the town and persuades him to pursue happiness in Mel Brooks' The Producers, 1967.
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