About

Broadway producer, Max Bialystock and his accountant, Leo Bloom plan to make money by charming little old ladies to invest in a production many times over what it will actually cost, and then put on a sure-fire flop, so nobody will ask for their money back – and what can be a more certain flop than a tasteless musical celebrating Hitler.

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Directed by

Mel Brooks

Written by

Mel Brooks (Writer)

Runtime

88 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Hollywood Never Faced a Zanier Zero Hour!

Cast

Keywords

nazi musical scam broadway playwright theatrical producer eva braun springtime for hitler

Photos

Lists

#783 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#413 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#11 on AFI's 100 years...100 laughs AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen Mel Brooks

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role