Just because I watched Mel Brooks' orignal 1968 production of "The Producers," we present to you today the show-stopping number, "Springtime for Hitler!"
The Producers is a 1968 American satirical dark comedy cult classic film written and directed by Mel Brooks. The film is set in the late 1960s and it tells the story of a theatrical producer and an accountant who want to produce a sure-fire Broadway flop. They take more money from investors than they need and plan to abscond to Brazil as soon as the play closes, only to see the plan improbably go awry when the show turns out to be a hit.
The film stars Zero Mostel as Max Bialystock, the producer, and Gene Wilder as Leo Bloom, the accountant, and features Dick Shawn as L.S.D., the actor who ends up playing the lead in the musical within the movie, and Kenneth Mars as the former Nazi soldier and playwright, Franz Liebkind.
The Producers, 1968 - Click to View Larger Version...
The Quality Cafe (also known as Quality Diner) is a now-defunct diner at 1236 West 7th Street in Los Angeles, California. The restaurant ceased to function as a diner in late 2006, but has appeared as a location featured in a number of Hollywood films, including Training Day, Old School, Se7en, Ghost World, Gone in 60 Seconds,The Stepfather, and Catch Me If You Can. It was also featured in Season 1 of the 2007 television series Mad Men, in the episode "5G."
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You're welcome in advance for the song running through your head the rest of the day...