The Producers

Dir: Mel Brooks
Cast: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Estelle Winwood
107mins   1967   USA   12A   English   

Digitally restored 50th anniversary release, with Mel Brooks introduction 

Screened at Depot and across the UK for one day only. The outrageous Oscar-winning Mel Brooks masterpiece was adapted into a Broadway musical that won 12 Tony awards and remade for the screen in 2005. Max Bialystock is a washed up Broadway producer forced to romance old ladies to finance his plays. When timid accountant Leo Bloom is brought in to do his books, he inadvertently reveals to Bialystock that a producer could make more money with a flop than a hit. Together they come up with what they consider to be a sure-fire disaster waiting to happen – the musical 'Springtime For Hitler'.

'This is one of the funniest movies ever made' - Roger Ebert


Sun 5 August