18th January 2017
The Producers (PG)
Directed by Mel Brooks
Starring: Gene Wilder & Zero Mostel
Running time 88 minutes
We are showing this classic Mel Brooks comedy as a tribute to the late great Gene Wilder, who died in August. Down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock is forced to romance rich old ladies to finance his efforts. When timid Leo Bloom reviews Max’s accounts, the pair hit upon a way to make a fortune by producing a sure-fire flop. The play they choose is ‘Springtime for Hitler’ – with unexpected consequences! Won the Oscar for best screenplay.