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Blazing Saddles
Comedy, Western
Vulgar, crude, and occasionally scandalous in its racial humor, this hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, co-written by Richard Pryor, features Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a stunned town scheduled for demolition by an encroaching railroad. Little and co-star Gene Wilder have great chemistry, and the delightful supporting cast includes Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, and Madeline Kahn as a chanteuse modelled on Marlene Dietrich. As in Young Frankenstein (1974), Silent Movie (1976), and High Anxiety (1977), director/writer Mel Brooks gives a burlesque spin to a classic Hollywood movie genre; in his own manic, Borscht Belt way, Brooks was a central player in revising classic genres in light of Seventies values and attitudes, an effort most often associated with such directors as Robert Altman and Peter Bogdanovich . Some of this film's sequences, notably a gaseous bean dinner around a campfire, have become comedy classics.~ Robert Firsching, All Movie Guide Rated R .
 
Cast: Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Liam Dunn, David Huddleston, Cleavon Little
Produced by: Michael Hertzberg
Directed by: Mel Brooks
Written by: Andrew Bergman, Norman Steinberg
Running time: 1hr 33min
Opens: Feb 07, 1974 Nationwide
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