Fri, 11 August 2017
Mel Brooks was lucky. The Producers (1968) earned him an Academy Award, and if it hadn't been for a chance screening by a popular actor, nobody would have even heard of it by now.
Whether or not you can enjoy its special brand of politically incorrect humor, The Producers marks the beginning of a wonderful career not just for writer/director Mel Brooks, but for actor Gene Wilder. It was, as history would later prove, the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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