The railroad's bound to run right through the sleepy town of Rock Ridge. Land there will be worth a fortune - but the townfolk already own their own land. How do you drive them out? Send in the roughest, toughest, meanest, leanest gang you've got...and appoint a new sheriff you figure will last about 24 hours. But that's not really the plot of Blazing Saddles, just the pretext. Once Mel Brooks' lunatic film - many call it his best - gets under way, logic is lost in a blizzard of gags, jokes, quips, puns, howlers, growlers and outrageous assaults upon good taste - or any taste at all. Cleavon Little as the new lawman, Gene Wilder as the wacko Waco Kid, Brooks himself as the dimwitted politico and Madeline Kahn in her Marlene Dietrich sendup that earned her an Academy Award nomination all give this sagebrush saga their lunatic best. And when Blazzing Saddles can't contain itself at the finale, it just proves the Old West will never be the same!

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Blazing Saddles (1974)

R

Western/Comedy · 1h 33m · 2/7/1974

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Never give a saga an even break!

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The railroad's bound to run right through the sleepy town of Rock Ridge. Land there will be worth a fortune - but the townfolk already own their own land. How do you drive them out? Send in the roughest, toughest, meanest, leanest gang you've got...and appoint a new sheriff you figure will last about 24 hours. But that's not really the plot of Blazing Saddles, just the pretext. Once Mel Brooks' lunatic film - many call it his best - gets under way, logic is lost in a blizzard of gags, jokes, quips, puns, howlers, growlers and outrageous assaults upon good taste - or any taste at all. Cleavon Little as the new lawman, Gene Wilder as the wacko Waco Kid, Brooks himself as the dimwitted politico and Madeline Kahn in her Marlene Dietrich sendup that earned her an Academy Award nomination all give this sagebrush saga their lunatic best. And when Blazzing Saddles can't contain itself at the finale, it just proves the Old West will never be the same!

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Status

Released

Languages

English, German

Country

United States

Production Company

Crossbow Productions

Budget

$2,600,000

Revenue

$119,500,000
Part Of
Cast
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Cleavon Little

Bart
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Gene Wilder

Jim
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Slim Pickens

Taggart
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Harvey Korman

Hedley Lamarr
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Madeline Kahn

Lili Von Shtupp
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Mel Brooks

Governor William J. Lepetomane / Indian Chief
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Burton Gilliam

Lyle
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Alex Karras

Mongo
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David Huddleston

Olson Johnson
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Liam Dunn

Rev. Johnson
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John Hillerman

Howard Johnson
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George Furth

Van Johnson
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Jack Starrett

Gabby Johnson (as Claude Ennis Starrett Jr.)
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Carol Arthur

Harriett Johnson
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Richard Collier

Dr. Sam Johnson
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Charles McGregor

Charlie
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Robyn Hilton

Miss Stein
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Don Megowan

Gum Chewer
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Dom DeLuise

Buddy Bizarre
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Count Basie

Himself
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Karl Lukas

Cutthroat #1 (as Karl Lucas)
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Billy Akins

Townsman (uncredited)
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John Alderson

Gum Chewer (uncredited)
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Don Ames

Townsman (uncredited)
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Tom Anfinsen

German Soldier (uncredited)
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David Armstrong

Pressman (uncredited)
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Anne Bancroft

Congregation Extra (uncredited)
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Herman Boden

Cowboy (uncredited)
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Alex Brown

RR Worker (uncredited)
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Jerry Brown

Stage Driver (uncredited)
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Eldon Burke

Desperado (uncredited)
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David Cadiente

Mexican (uncredited)
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Patrick Campbell

MC at Show (uncredited)
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Bill Catching

Outlaw #1 (uncredited)
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Ray Chabeau

German Soldier Dancer (uncredited)
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Donald Chaffin

Townsman (uncredited)
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Aneta Corsaut

Tourist Mother (uncredited)
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Dick Crockett

Townsman #2 (uncredited)
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Alfred DeSio

German Soldier Dancer (uncredited)
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George Dockstader

Politician (uncredited)
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Ross Dollarhyde

Desperado (uncredited)
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Hobert Durham Jr.

Railroad Worker (uncredited)
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Stewart East

Pressman (uncredited)
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Kenny Endoso

Indian (uncredited)
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Elly Enriquez

Mexican (uncredited)
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Richard Farnsworth

Sheriff (uncredited)
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Abel Franco

Mexican Bandit (uncredited)
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Ben Frommer

Convict (uncredited)
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John Furlong

Tourist Man (uncredited)
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Rick Garcia

Mexican Bandit (uncredited)
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Seamon Glass

Cowboy (uncredited)
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Cecil Gold

Dancer (uncredited)
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Chuck Hayward

Outlaw #4 (uncredited)
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Robert Hitchcock

Funkie (uncredited)
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Kal Isaacs

Railroad Worker (uncredited)
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Rosemary Johnston

Townswoman (uncredited)
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Madge Journeay

Townswoman (uncredited)
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M.J. Kane

Leopold (uncredited)
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Sally Kirkland

Cashier (uncredited)
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Patrick Labyorteaux

Henry (uncredited)
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Almeteer LaFrance

Bart's Mother (uncredited)
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Tex Lambert

KKK Member (uncredited)
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Jack Lilley

Overseer (uncredited)
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Craig Littler

Tex (uncredited)
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Jay Loft-Lyn

RR Worker (uncredited)
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Bert Madrid

Convict in Line (uncredited)
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Ralph Manza

Man in Commissary Playing Hitler (uncredited)
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Jimmy Martinez

Scared Mexican Man (uncredited)
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Bert May

German Soldier Dancer (uncredited)
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Fred McDougall

Desperado (uncredited)
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Rod McGaughy

Desperado (uncredited)
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Bill McIntosh

Desperado (uncredited)
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Clyde McLeod

Townsman (uncredited)
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Troy Melton

Member of the Press (uncredited)
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Ira Miller

Baker Man (uncredited)
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Jessamine Milner

Elderly Woman (uncredited)
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Richard Monahan

Dancer (uncredited)
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Boyd 'Red' Morgan

Outlaw #3 (uncredited)
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Beans Morocco

Townsman (uncredited)
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Hal Needham

Outlaw (uncredited)
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Daniel Núñez

Mexican (uncredited)
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Harvey Parry

Townsman (uncredited)
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Jack Perkins

Desperado (uncredited)
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Alan Peterson

German Soldier Dancer (uncredited)
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Tom Pittman

Official (uncredited)
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Booty Reed

Railroad Worker (uncredited)
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Tony Regan

Pressman (uncredited)
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Danny 'Big Black' Rey

Bart's Father (uncredited)
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Robert Ridgely

Boris (uncredited)
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Rodney Allen Rippy

Bart - Age 5 (uncredited)
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Hank Robinson

Townsman (uncredited)
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Wally Rose

Desperado (uncredited)
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Darrell Sandeen

KKK Man (uncredited)
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Danny Sands

Desperado (uncredited)
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George Sawaya

Townsman (uncredited)
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Fred Scheiwiller

Outlaw #2 (uncredited)
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Marrietta Schmidt

Woman in Ladies Room (uncredited)
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David Sharpe

Man in Suit (uncredited)
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Eddie Smith

RR Worker (uncredited)
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Tom Steele

Townsman Who Falls from Chair (uncredited)
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Tim Sullivan

Dancer (uncredited)
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Jerry Summers

Desperado (uncredited)
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Lisa Summers

Manicurist (uncredited)
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George Tracy

Townsman (uncredited)
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Jerry Trent

Dancer (uncredited)
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Frankie Van

Fighter (uncredited)
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Richard Vitagliano

Anal Johnson (uncredited)
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Al Ward

Man at Pond (uncredited)
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Janice Whitby

Tour Guide (uncredited)
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Pinocchio Roy Wilson

Dancer (uncredited)
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Joe Yrigoyen

Townsman #3 (uncredited)
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Bill Zuckert

Official (uncredited)
Crew
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Mel Brooks

Director
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Alan Uger

Writer
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Norman Steinberg

Writer
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Richard Pryor

Writer
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Mel Brooks

Writer
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Andrew Bergman

Writer
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