Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles (1974)

Never give a saga an even break!

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A town—where everyone seems to be named Johnson—stands in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, robber baron Hedley Lemar sends his henchmen to make life in the town unbearable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor, so Hedley convinces him to send the town the first black sheriff in the west.

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  • Cleavon Little

    as Sheriff Bart
  • Gene Wilder

    as Jim, aka "The Waco Kid"
  • Slim Pickens

    as Taggart
  • Harvey Korman

    as Hedley Lamarr
  • Madeline Kahn

    as Lili Von Shtüpp, the Teutonic Titwillow
  • Mel Brooks

    as Gov. William J. Le Petomane / Indian Chief
  • Burton Gilliam

    as Lyle
  • Alex Karras

    as Mongo
  • David Huddleston

    as Olson Johnson
  • Liam Dunn

    as Rev. Johnson
  • John Hillerman

    as Howard Johnson
  • George Furth

    as Van Johnson
  • Jack Starrett

    as Gabby Johnson
  • Carol Arthur

    as Harriett Johnson
  • Richard Collier

    as Dr. Sam Johnson
  • Charles McGregor

    as Charlie
  • Robyn Hilton

    as Miss Stein
  • Don Megowan

    as Gum Chewer
  • Dom DeLuise

    as Buddy Bizarre
  • Count Basie

    as Himself
  • Karl Lukas

    as Cutthroat #1
  • Rodney Allen Rippy

    as Young Bart
  • Robert Ridgely

    as Boris
  • Anne Bancroft

    as Churchgoer
  • Ralph Manza

    as Man in Commissary Playing Hitler (uncredited)
Sound John Morris Original Music Composer
Writing Richard Pryor Screenplay
Editing John C. Howard Editor
Editing Danford B. Greene Editor
Camera Joseph F. Biroc Director of Photography
Writing Mel Brooks Screenplay
Directing Mel Brooks Director
Writing Andrew Bergman Screenplay
Writing Andrew Bergman Story
Production Michael Hertzberg Producer
Writing Norman Steinberg Screenplay
Writing Alan Uger Screenplay
Sound Frankie Laine Theme Song Performance