Springtime For Hitler
It addresses the darkest chapter of German history. How could it happen that the country threw morals and ethics overboard and followed this megalomaniac charlatan? Brooks's lyrics are a history lesson in themselves. What, oh, what to do? And conquered France!
Mel Brooks’ ‘Producers’ and ‘Springtime for Hitler’ reach the 50-year mark
Now Deutschland's smiling through! Brooks, famous for film comedies such as "Silent Movie", "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein," has said Germans tend to misunderstand "The Producers" as being about Nazis and the Third Reich, when in fact it's about two Jewish crooks trying to get rich.
It's true that the 'Springtime for Hitler' show-within-a-show takes up only a small part of the musical. But goose-stepping helmeted Nazis and a Hitler singing lines such as " Raise your beer!
Every hotsy-totsy Nazi come and cheer! Still, Walter said that 64 years after the end of World War II, Germans are sufficiently removed from that chapter of their past to accept a play like "The Producers. He's not the only one.
A film comedy about Hitler in , by Swiss Jewish director Dani Levy, portrayed him as a bed-wetting drug addict with erectile problems who took baths with a toy battleship. Reviewers panned the film. For Walter, the Admiralspalast is the perfect place to put on "The Producers.
'The Producers' Debuts in Germany: It's Springtime for Hitler in Berlin - SPIEGEL ONLINE
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Max is romancing a wealthy Holocaust survivor on her last legs. The woman with the worst tale of woe and most engagingly pathetic air usually carried the day, weeping copiously as she was crowned.
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