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9 /10
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7.53 /10
Zero Mostel , Gene Wilder , Kenneth Mars
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Directed by: Mel Brooks
Written by: Mel Brooks

Released: 1968
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 88

Two theatrical producers (Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder) try to fleece their investors by deliberately over-financing a sure-fire flop musical on the life of Adolf Hitler. Needless to say, their attempt to fail fails.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Critically savaged on release as crude, tasteless and unfunny - and there are certainly a few moments which fit all three descriptions - Mel Brooks's farce stands up today as a comedy classic. The two leading performances have a wild charm, and the production number Springtime For Hitler is an imperishable delight.

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