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Blazing Saddles (7-Feb-1974)

Director: Mel Brooks

Writers: Mel Brooks; Norman Steinberg; Andrew Bergman; Richard Pryor; Alan Uger

Music Composed and Conducted by: John Morris

Producer: Michael Hertzberg

Keywords: Western/Comedy, Spoof

A scheming politician has the town of Rock Ridge's sheriff killed and appoints a black replacement, expecting that the townspeople will leave and he can take their land before a railroad lays track through the town. The plot is unimportant; what shines here is the edgy lowbrow humor which permeates throughout. Received three Oscar nominations, including Madeline Kahn for Best Supporting Actress.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Count Basie
21-Aug-1904 26-Apr-1984 Big band pianist
Mel Brooks
Film Director
28-Jun-1926   Blazing Saddles
Dom DeLuise
1-Aug-1933 4-May-2009 Cannonball Run
George Furth
14-Dec-1932 11-Aug-2008 Company
John Hillerman
20-Dec-1932   Higgins on Magnum, P.I.
David Huddleston
17-Sep-1930   The Big Lebowski
Madeline Kahn
29-Sep-1942 3-Dec-1999 Paper Moon and Blazing Saddles
Alex Karras
15-Jul-1935 10-Oct-2012 Mongo, dad on Webster
Harvey Korman
15-Feb-1927 29-May-2008 The Carol Burnett Show
Cleavon Little
1-Jun-1939 22-Oct-1992 Blazing Saddles
Slim Pickens
29-Jun-1919 8-Dec-1983 Tough cowboy actor
Jack Starrett
Film Director
2-Nov-1936 27-Mar-1989 Cleopatra Jones
Gene Wilder
11-Jun-1933   Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory


Cleavon Little   ...   Bart
Gene Wilder   ...   Jim
Slim Pickens   ...   Taggart
David Huddleston   ...   Olson Johnson
Liam Dunn   ...   Rev. Johnson
Alex Karras   ...   Mongo
John Hillerman   ...   Howard Johnson
George Furth   ...   Van Johnson
Jack Starrett   ...   Gabby Johnson
Also Starring
Mel Brooks   ...   Gov. William J. LePetomaine
Harvey Korman   ...   Hedley Lamarr
Madeline Kahn   ...   Lili Von Shtupp
Carol Arthur   ...   Harriett Johnson
Richard Collier   ...   Dr. Sam Johnson
Charles McGregor   ...   Charlie
Don Megowan   ...   Gum Chewer
Robyn Hilton   ...   Miss Stein
Karl Lucas   ...   Cutthroat
Dom DeLuise   ...   Buddy Bizarre
Burton Gilliam   ...   Lyle
Count Basie   ...   Himself


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