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Movie Review – The Producers 50th Anniversary 4K Restoration (1967)

The Producers, 1967.

Directed and written by Mel Brooks.

Starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars and Lee Meredith.


A down on his luck Broadway producer and a permanently nervous accountant join forces to pull a desperate money-making scam that involves putting on the worst play ever written – ‘Springtime For Hitler’.

There are fans of Blazing Saddles, there are devotees of Young Frankenstein and there are those who crack up at Spaceballs every time. I, however, didn’t really have a favourite Mel Brooks film until this week, when I saw The Producers ahead of its return to UK cinemas for one night only on 5th August in a new 4K restoration. It’s a madcap comedy, with a rapid-fire rate of gags, all centered around a story that is very familiar in 2018 – a work of art that many believe to be so bad that it’s good.

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