Warner Bros. | Release Date: February 7, 1974
Summary: The railroad's got to run through the town of Rock Ridge. How do you drive out the townfolk in order to steal their land? Send in the toughest gang you've got...and name a new sheriff who'll last about 24 hours. But that's not really the plot of Blazing Saddles, just the pretext. Once Mel Brooks' lunatic film—that many call his best—gets started, logic is lost in a blizzard of gags, jokes, quips, puns, howlers, growlers and outrageous assaults upon good taste or any taste at all. Cleavon Little as the new lawman, Gene Wilder as the wacko Waco Kid, Brooks himself as a dim-witted politico and Madeline Kahn in her Marlene Dietrich send-up that earned her an Academy Award nomination all give this sagebrush saga their lunatic best. And when Blazing Saddles can't contain itself at the finale, it just proves the Old West will never be the same! [Warner Bros.]
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Runtime: 93 min
Rating: R
Official Site: http://www.warnerbros.com/blazing-saddles
Production: Warner Bros.
Genres: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Languages: English, German, Yiddish
Home Release Date: Jun 25, 1997
Director Credit
Mel Brooks Director
Writer Credit
Alan Uger Screenplay
Andrew Bergman Story
Mel Brooks Screenplay
Norman Steinberg Screenplay
Richard Pryor Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Cleavon Little Bart
Gene Wilder Jim
Cast Credit
Alex Karras Mongo
Burton Gilliam Lyle
Carol Arthur Harriett Johnson
David Huddleston Olson Johnson
George Furth Van Johnson
Harvey Korman Hedley Lamarr
Jack Starrett Gabby Johnson
John Hillerman Howard Johnson
Liam Dunn Rev. Johnson
Madeline Kahn Lili Von Shtupp
Mel Brooks Governor William J. Lepetomane/Indian Chief
Richard Collier Dr. Sam Johnson
Slim Pickens Taggart
Producer Credit
Michael Hertzberg Producer