Cast and Crew: Mel Brooks (Director, Writer); Joseph E. Levine (Executive Producer); Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars, Lee Meredith, Christopher Hewett, William Hickey
What It’s About: Down on his luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) and timid accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) concoct a scheme to rip off their investors by creating a sure-fire flop…but of course not everything goes as they’ve planned….
Why Watch it Today?: This excellent spoof of theater and musicals is the perfect movie for World Theater Day.
Other Choices: How about Theatre of Blood, which features a disgraced actor enacting a horrible revenge on the critics who drove him to attempt suicide?