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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...

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Awards & Rankings

Nominee Academy Awards, USA, 1974 Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Madeline Kahn
Nominee Academy Awards, USA, 1974 Best Film Editing - John C. Howard & Danford B. Greene
Nominee Academy Awards, USA, 1974 Best Music, Original Song - John Morris (music), Mel Brooks (lyrics) For the song "Blazing Saddles"
Nominee BAFTA Awards, 1975 Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles - Cleavon Little

FAQs

Who plays Bart in Blazing Saddles? Cleavon Little plays as Bart in Blazing Saddles.

Who plays Jim in Blazing Saddles? Gene Wilder plays as Jim in Blazing Saddles.

Who plays Hedley Lamarr in Blazing Saddles? Harvey Korman plays as Hedley Lamarr in Blazing Saddles.

Who plays Lili Von Shtupp in Blazing Saddles? Madeline Kahn plays as Lili Von Shtupp in Blazing Saddles.

Who plays Governor William J. Lepetomane in Blazing Saddles? Mel Brooks plays as Governor William J. Lepetomane in Blazing Saddles.

Where was Blazing Saddles filmed? Blazing Saddles was filmed in the following locations: Agua Dulce, Burbank, and Hollywood, California, USA

Where can I watch Blazing Saddles? You can watch Blazing Saddles for free with a subscription to HBO Max, or you can buy/rent it on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu, or Google Play.

When was Blazing Saddles released? Blazing Saddles was released on February 7, 1974

What is the MPAA rating for Blazing Saddles? Blazing Saddles is rated R.

What is Blazing Saddles about? 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.]

How long is Blazing Saddles? Blazing Saddles is 93 minutes long.

Box Office

Domestic $119,616,663
Worldwide $119,616,663

Details

Tags
  • Western
  • spoof
  • sheriff
  • railroad
  • beans
  • prostitute
  • Hollywood
  • chain gang
Release Date February 07, 1974
Country
  • USA
Languages
  • English
  • German
  • Yiddish
Filming Locations
  • Agua Dulce, California, USA
Production Company
  • Warner Bros.