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USA, 1968
Director: Mel Brooks
Producer: Sidney Glazier
Cast: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars
Screenwriter: Mel Brooks
Cinematography: Joseph Coffey
Music: John Morris
"Springtime for Hitler" and "We're Prisoners of Love" by Mel Brooks
"Love Power" by Norman Blagman, Herb Hartic
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Language: English
Running Time: 90 minutes

Synopsis:
In a final bid at financial success, has-been Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) produces a purposefully abhorrent musical on the advice of accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), who thinks that one can make more money from a flop than a hit.

Awards and Recognition:
Best Original Screenplay (Academy Awards, 1969)
Best Supporting Actor nomination - Gene Wilder (Academy Awards, 1969)
Best Actor and Best Screenplay nominations (Golden Globes, 1969)
Best Original Screenplay (Writers' Guild of America Awards, 1969)
Named to the National Film Registry, 1996
Rated #11 on the AFI List of America's Funniest Movies

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