Blazing Saddles
USA 1974, 93 min, Dir: Mel Brooks
Screenings:
  • Wednesday September 21, 2016 at 7:00PM

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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 (R.I.P.) have great chemistry, and the delightful supporting cast includes Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, and Madeline Kahn as a chanteuse modelled on Marlene Dietrich. Some of this film's sequences, notably a gaseous bean dinner around a campfire, have become comedy classics.

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