The Producers (1968 film)
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Producers is a 1968 feature-length comedy film written and directed by Mel Brooks. In the film, two New York City con men (Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom) attempt to cheat theater 'angels' (investors) out of their investment money by deliberately producing a "flop," or unsuccessful show.
This was the first film directed by Mel Brooks, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay.