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Blazing Saddles

"Never give a saga an even break!"

The Ultimate Western Spoof. A town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor. Hedley convinces him to send the town the first Black sheriff in the west.

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Released: Feb 7th, 1974
Budget: N/A
Revenue: N/A

Blazing Saddles Main Cast

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Cleavon Little
Cleavon Little
plays Bart
Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder
plays Jim
Slim Pickens
Slim Pickens
plays Taggart
Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
plays Hedley Lamarr
Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn
plays Lili Von Shtupp
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Mel Brooks's first movie filmed in Panavision scope; 2.35:1
  • This film is ranked #6 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs.
  • When Mongo rides into town, one Mexican says, "Mongo! Santa Maria!" Mongo Santamaría was a famous Cuban musician.
  • In the DVD Commentary, Mel Brooks said that the working title for the film was "Tex X" as a reference to black Muslim leader Malcolm X. It was then switched to "Black Bart". In either case, neither he, nor the other writers thought those were great titles. Brooks says that one morning he was taking a shower and the words Blazing Saddles suddenly popped into his head. When he got out of the shower, he pitched the title to his wife, actress Anne Bancroft, who liked the idea and that's how the movie ended up with its title.
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