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Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.

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Storyline

Down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock is forced to romance rich old ladies to finance his efforts. When timid accountant Leo Bloom reviews Max's accounting books, the two hit upon a way to make a fortune by producing a sure-fire flop. The play which is to be their gold mine? "Springtime for Hitler." Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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Once upon a time there was a Broadway producer...who met a "creative" but timid accountant. Together they concocted the most outrageous $1,000,000 scheme in the annals of Show Biz. See more »

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10 November 1968 (USA)  »

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Springtime for Hitler  »

Box Office

Budget:

$941,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,091 (USA) (7 June 2002)

Gross:

$111,866 (USA) (10 January 2003)
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Trivia

To better get into character, Kenneth Mars slept in his costume every night. It was also Mars's idea to have Liebkind's helmet spattered with pigeon defecation. See more »

Goofs

During the scene when Max and Leo are trying to talk Roger De Bris into directing "Spring Time for Hitler," Roger's personal assistant, Carmen Ghia places a wig on Roger's head to complete his costume for the choreographer's ball. As the scene cuts back and forth from wide shots to close ups of Roger while he is speaking, the bangs of his wig alternate between being off and on his forehead. See more »

Quotes

Max Bialystock: This pin used to hold a pearl the size of your eye. Look at me now, LOOK AT ME NOW! I'm wearing a cardboard belt!
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Crazy Credits

Zero Mostel is listed in the closing credits simply as "Zero". See more »

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LOVE POWER
Music by Norman Blagman
Lyrics by Herbert Hartig (as Herb Hartig)
Performed by Dick Shawn.
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A Classic!
6 August 2002 | by (West Hollywood, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a classic film with wonderful performances all around (although I didn't take to Dick Shawn's as much as the others). Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder were perfect casting as was Christopher Hewitt (later to be known as TV's "Mr. Belvedere"). What's even more impressive are the various elements of truth that are beneath the histerical if not obsurbed storyline. The current Broadway hit doesn't compete with this film. The performances are good on stage but not as wonderful as here. Due to long term business problems this film wasn't released for home video and cable until much later then it should have been. Outright broad comedy and silliness belong in our daily lives and this film offers them very well. EVERYONE should see this film!


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