The Producers script
The Producers (1968)
Synopsis: The Producers is a 1967 American satirical comedy film written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, and Kenneth Mars. The film was Brooks's directorial debut, and he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Although the release date was officially 1968, the premier took place in Pittsburgh on 22 November 1967. Decades later, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry and placed eleventh on the AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs list. It was later remade successfully by Brooks as an acclaimed Broadway stage musical, which itself was adapted for a 2005 feature film starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.

MEDIUM SHOT. MAX BIALYSTOCK

BIALYSTOCK:

(leering)

Darling!

3.

MEDIUM SHOT OVER BIALYSTOCK'S SHOULDER. LITTLE OLD LADY.

LITTLE OLD LADY:

(passionately)

Hold me, touch me.

CUT TO TWO SHOT. BIALYSTOCK CLUTCHES THE LITTLE OLD LADY IN

A PASSIONATE EMBRACE.

BIALYSTOCK:

Devil woman.

FREEZE ACTION.

SUPER-IMPOSE FIRST CREDIT: ZERO MOSTEL.

RESUME ACTION.

THE LITTLE OLD LADY GIGGLES JOYOUSLY AND THEN SLIPS FROM

BIALYSTOCK'S GRASP, DARTS INTO THE OFFICE AND DUCKS BEHIND

THE COUCH. SHE POPS HER HEAD UP.

LITTLE OLD LADY:

Finder's keepers.

FREEZE ACTION.

SUPER-IMPOSE:
TITLE OF FILM

RESUME ACTION.

BIALYSTOCK:

Here I come, ready or not.

BIALYSTOCK LEAPS THROUGH THE AIR TOWARDS THE COUCH.

FREEZE-ACTION.

CREDIT.

RESUME ACTION.

BIALYSTOCK LANDS BADLY. HE WRITHES IN PAIN. LITTLE OLD

LADY COQUETTISHLY CRAWLS TO HIM.

LITTLE OLD LADY:

What's the matter? Papa no want to

play with baby?

BIALYSTOCK:

Ohhhhhh.

FREEZE-ACTION.

4.

CREDIT.

RESUME ACTION.

BIALYSTOCK REACHES OUT FOR HER. SHE ELUDES HIM, DARTS INTO

A CHAIR, CROSSES HER LEG SEDUCTIVELY, RAISES HER SKIRT JUST

ABOVE HER KNEE REVEALING A GOLDEN ROSE AND GARTER.

FREEZE-ACTION.

CREDIT.

RESUME ACTION.

BIALYSTOCK STRUGGLES TO HIS FEET.

BIALYSTOCK:

Come to Papa. Come to Papa do.

LITTLE OLD LADY LEAPS OUT OF HER CHAIR AND POSES, COYLY.

LITTLE OLD LADY:

To the victor go the spoils.

BIALYSTOCK STARTS FOR HER. SHE RUSHES AROUND A CHAIR AND

DUCKS BEHIND IT. BIALYSTOCK TIPTOES ON TO CHAIR AND PEEKS

OVER IT.

BIALYSTOCK:

I'm gonna get you.

FREEZE-ACTION.

CREDIT.

RESUME ACTION.

CUT TO LITTLE OLD LADY WEDGED BETWEEN DESK AND BACK OF CHAIR.

SHE STRAIGHTENS HER LEGS AND SENDS THE CHAIR HURTLING ACROSS

THE ROOM.

CLOSE-UP OF BIALYSTOCK'S FACE: TERROR.

FREEZE-ACTION.

CREDIT.

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Mel Brooks

Melvin James Brooks is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, composer and songwriter. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. more…

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