A hilarious madcap spoof of nearly every Hollywood Western convention BLAZING SADDLES turns racism on its head at every turn. When the sheriff of a small frontier town is killed convict Bart (Cleavon Little) is appointed the first black sheriff of the all white Rock Ridge by the evil Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman) in a bid to chase the townspeople from their homes. The naive Sheriff Bart soon realizes from the less than cheery welcome that the townspeople (who all seem to be named Johnson) arent prepared for a black sheriff and that he was never meant to succeed at all. Enlisting the sensitive town drunk (Gene Wilder) formerly the Waco Kid Bart embarks on a plan to help save Rock Ridge. A scathing spoof that deals with racism sexism and bodily functions BLAZING SADDLES offers a contrast between picture and words that is shocking subversive and hysterical. Director Mel Brooks makes two memorable appearances as both the sleazy governor and a Yiddish speaking Sioux Indian chief while Madeline Kahn does a side splitting Marlene Dietrich imitation as the town floozy entertainer. Featuring fabulous comic turns by Alex Karras Slim Pickens and the aforementioned Little Brooks Korman and Wilder BLAZING SADDLES is one of the raunchiest funniest and most beloved spoofs ever made.
Release Date: 26 March 2007
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 1974
Main Language: English
Another winning comedy by Mel Brooks.
Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman, Gene Wilder and Cleavon Little. How can it fail to be funny?