Movie 'Blazing Saddles'

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Never give a saga an even break!

A town—where everyone seems to be named Johnson—stands in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, robber baron Hedley Lemar sends his henchmen to make life in the town unbearable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor, so Hedley convinces him to send the town the first black sheriff in the west.

United States of America English

  • a.k.a. Black Bart working title
  • Tex X original script title

Germany German (Deutsch)

Der Wilde Wilde Westen
  • a.k.a. Is’ was, Sheriff?

Eine Stadt, in der jeder den Namen Johnson zu tragen scheint, ist der Eisenbahn im Weg. Um sich das Land zu sichern, schickt Hedley Lemar seine Schergen. Sie sollen die Stadt unbewohnbar machen. Als der Sheriff getötet wird, verlangen die Bürger nach einem neuen Gesetzeshüter. Hedley Lemar überzeugt den Gouverneur, ausgerechnet in diesem Städtchen den ersten schwarzen Sheriff des Wilden Westens einzusetzen. Doch der erweist sich als widerspenstiger als erwartet.

France French (Français)

Le Shérif est en prison

Afin de s'approprier des terrains à bas prix, deux notables nomment un jeune Noir shérif d'une bourgade des plus racistes...

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Mezzogiorno e mezzo di fuoco

Gli abitanti di Rock Ridges sono vessati da una coppia di arroganti amministratori: il giudice Hedley Lamarr e l'inetto e corrotto governatore William De Petomane. Il giudice, per speculare su alcuni terreni, non esita a modificare il tracciato della ferrovia. Ai soprusi però si oppone il nero Bart, il nuovo sceriffo, che con il suo inguaribile e contagioso ottimismo salva il paese.

Release Date
Runtime
Keywords
anarchic comedy
ceremony
coot
cowboy
friedrich nietzsche
frontier town
governor
gun
interrupted hanging
marching band
parody
railroad
saloon
saloon girl
self-referential
spoof
western
western spoof
western town
Genres
Comedy
Western
Languages
English
German (Deutsch)
Yiddish
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
Crossbow Productions
United States of America Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Dates
Australia Theatrical M
United States of America Theatrical R
United Kingdom Theatrical 15
Germany Theatrical 16
France Theatrical
New Zealand Digital M
Ratings
TMDb 73% · 1,372 (more information on website)
IMDb 77% · 134,117 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 88% (more information on website)
metacritic 73% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
Sheriff BartCleavon Little
JimGene Wilder
TaggartSlim Pickens
Olson JohnsonDavid Huddleston
Rev. JohnsonLiam Dunn
MongoAlex Karras
Howard JohnsonJohn Hillerman
Van JohnsonGeorge Furth
Gabby JohnsonJack Starrett
Governor William J. Le Petomane / Indian ChiefMel Brooks
Hedley LamarrHarvey Korman
Lili Von ShtuppMadeline Kahn
Harriett JohnsonCarol Arthur
Dr. Sam JohnsonRichard Collier
CharlieCharles McGregor
Gum ChewerDon Megowan
Miss SteinRobyn Hilton
Cutthroat #1Karl Lukas
Buddy BizarreDom DeLuise
LyleBurton Gilliam
HimselfCount Basie
Young Bart (uncredited)Rodney Allen Rippy
Boris (uncredited)Robert Ridgely
Churchgoer (uncredited)Anne Bancroft
Man in Commissary Playing Hitler (uncredited)Ralph Manza
Pressman (uncredited)David Armstrong

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtProduction DesignPeter Wooley
Property MasterSam Gordon
Set DecorationMorris Hoffman
Title DesignerAnthony Goldschmidt
CameraDirector of PhotographyJoseph F. Biroc
Costume & Make-UpCostume DesignVittorio Nino Novarese
HairdresserLola 'Skip' McNalley
Makeup ArtistAlan Fama
Terry Miles
Wardrobe MasterTom Dawson
CrewChoreographerAlan Johnson
Dialogue CoachHerbert Winters
Special EffectsDouglas Pettibone
DirectingDirectorMel Brooks
First Assistant DirectorJohn C. Chulay
Script SupervisorJulie Pitkanen
Second Assistant DirectorLeonard S. Smith Jr.
EditingAssistant EditorCarroll Timothy O'Meara
Steve Potter
EditorDanford B. Greene
John C. Howard
ProductionCastingNessa Hyams
ProducerMichael Hertzberg
Unit Production ManagerWilliam P. Owens
SoundMusic EditorEugene Marks
OrchestratorJohn Morris
Jonathan Tunick
Original Music ComposerJohn Morris
SongsJohn Morris
Mel Brooks
SoundGene S. Cantamessa
Sound Re-Recording MixerArthur Piantadosi
Les Fresholtz
Richard Tyler
Theme Song PerformanceFrankie Laine