A theatrical producer, Max Bialystock, (Zero Mostel) and his accountant, Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) find too many backers for a musical that they know will fail so that they can keep the excess money. The problem is the show, Springtime for Hitler, turns out to be a hit. Mel Brooks' directorial debut.
Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: A hilarious satire of the business side of Hollywood, The Producers is one of Mel Brooks' finest, as well as funniest films, featuring standout performances by Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel.
Slapstick comedy-musical -- not meant for kids.