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The Producers is a 1968 comedy film in which two con men attempt to cheat people out of their investment money. They plan to oversell shares in a show and then go bankrupt by purposely making a terrible show, Springtime for Hitler, a musical comedy about Adolf Hitler. Unfortunately, the play becomes a hit.

The movie was written and directed by Mel Brooks. It stars Zero Mostel[?], Gene Wilder[?] and Kenneth Mars[?].

It won an Academy Award for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen and was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Gene Wilder). The film has been deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

The movie was adapted as a Broadway musical by Mel Brooks in 2001. Its first run starred Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane[?] and won a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards.



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