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A stage-play producer devises a plan to make money by producing a sure-fire flop.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations.
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Max Bialystock (as Zero)
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Leo Bloom
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L.S.D. - Lorenzo St. DuBois
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Franz Liebkind
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Hold Me Touch Me
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Roger De Bris
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Carmen Ghia (as Andreas Voutsinas)
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Ulla
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Eva Braun (as Renee Taylor)
Michael Davis ...
Production Tenor
John Zoller ...
Drama Critic
Madelyn Cates ...
Concierge (as Madlyn Cates)
Frank Campanella ...
The Bartender
Arthur Rubin ...
Auditioning Hitler
Zale Kessler ...
Jason Green
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Auditioning Hitler
Rusty Blitz ...
Auditioning Hitler
Anthony Gardell ...
Auditioning Hitler
Mary Love ...
Old Lady
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Old Lady
Nell Harrison ...
Old Lady
Elsie Kirk ...
Old Lady
Anne Ives ...
Old Lady
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Göring
David Patch ...
Goebbels
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Showgirl
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Lead Dancer
David Evans ...
Lead Dancer
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Violinist
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The Landlord
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The Drunk (as Bill Hickey)
Brutus Peck ...
Hot Dog Vendor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Braden ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Singer in 'Springtime for Hitler' (uncredited) (voice)
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Auditioning Hitler (uncredited)
Julia Cohn ...
Woman (uncredited)
Mae Crane ...
Showgirl (uncredited)
Robert Dahdah ...
Theatre Audience Member (uncredited)
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Stagehand (uncredited)
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Sax Player (uncredited)
Trent Gough ...
Auditioning Hitler (uncredited)
Mary Loane ...
Women in Theatre; investor (uncredited)
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Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Lore Noto ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Patrick Owens ...
Theatre Orchestra Pit Conductor (uncredited)
Robert Paget ...
Auditioning Hitler (uncredited)
Clifton Steere ...
Nazi in Play (uncredited)
Bud Truland ...
Whiskey Sours Orderer (uncredited)

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Mel Brooks

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Mel Brooks ... (written by)

Produced by

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Sidney Glazier ... producer
Jack Grossberg ... associate producer
Joseph E. Levine ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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John Morris

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Joseph F. Coffey ... director of photography (as Joseph Coffey)

Film Editing by

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Ralph Rosenblum

Editorial Department

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Michael Breddan ... assistant editor

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Alfa-Betty Olsen

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Charles Rosen

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James Dalton

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Gene Coffin

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Irving Buchman ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Robert Porter ... production supervisor for Embassy Pictures & Universal Marion Corp.
Louis A. Stroller ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Martin Danzig ... second assistant director
Michael Hertzberg ... assistant director

Art Department

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Eli Aharoni ... carpenter
Shelley Bartolini ... scenic artist (as Shelly Bartolini)
Joe Williams Sr. ... construction (as Joseph Williams)

Sound Department

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Willard W. Goodman ... production sound (as Willard Goodman)
Alan Heim ... sound editor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Edward R. Brown ... camera operator (as Edward Brown)
Edward Engels ... set grip
Morton Novak ... gaffer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Celia Bryant ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Felix Giglio ... music supervisor
John Morris ... conductor
Frank Kulaga ... music recording engineer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Betty Todd ... script supervisor

Other crew

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Robert Buchman ... assistant to producer
Elinor Bunin ... titles designed by
Alan Johnson ... choreographer
Joseph E. Levine ... presenter
Connie Schoenberg ... production secretary
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines 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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Also Known As
  • Mel Brooks' The Producers (United States)
  • Springtime for Hitler (United States)
  • Mel Brooks' The Producers (United Kingdom)
  • Les producteurs (France)
  • Frühling für Hitler (Germany)
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  • 88 min
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Box Office

Budget $941,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $6,436, 16 Jun 2002

Did You Know?

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Trivia Mel Brooks cannot read music. "Springtime for Hitler" and "Prisoners of Love" (as were all the songs Brooks writes for his films) were hummed into a tape recorder and transcribed by an expert. When Brooks adapted the movie into a stage musical, he wrote the entire score by himself using the same method. See more »
Goofs During the time in Liebkind's flat and leaving it Max and Leo are wearing Nazi bandages on the right arm. However the real swastika bandages were worn on the left arm. Since Franz Liebkind was a "true" Nazi, he should have known that. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Take 2: Who's Funnier: Mel Brooks or Woody Allen? (1980). See more »
Soundtracks The Producers See more »
Crazy Credits The closing credits shows the actors full name and their picture. It only says "Zero" for Zero Mostel. See more »
Quotes Singer: Don't be stupid, be a smarty. Come and join the Nazi party.
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