Blazing Saddles (1974)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Cleavon Little
Gene Wilder
Mel Brooks
Dom De Luise
David Huddleston
Alex Karras
Harvey Korman
Movie Details
Director Mel Brooks
Producer Michael Hertzberg
Writer Andrew Bergman; Mel Brooks
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 1 hr 33 mins
Color Color
Mel Brooks scored his first commercial hit with this raucous Western spoof starring the late Cleavon Little as the newly hired (and conspicuously black) sheriff of Rock Ridge. Sheriff Bart teams up with deputy Jim (Gene Wilder) to foil the railroad-building scheme of the nefarious Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman). The simple plot is just an excuse for a steady stream of gags, many of them unabashedly tasteless, that Brooks and his wacky cast pull off with side-splitting success. The humor is so juvenile and crude that you just have to surrender to it; highlights abound, from the lunkheaded Alex Karras as the ox-riding Mongo to Madeline Kahn's uproarious send-up of Marlene Dietrich as saloon songstress Lili Von Shtupp. Adding to the comedic excess is the infamous campfire scene involving a bunch of hungry cowboys, heaping servings of baked beans and, well, you get the idea. --Jeff Shannon
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Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Edition 30th Anniversary Special Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.40:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 085391895923
Release Date 6/29/04
Subtitles French; English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1