Blazing Saddles

Production year: 1974

Comedy/Spoof R   Running time: 1:33 

IMDB rating:   7.8     Aspect: 4:3, Wide;  Languages: English, French, Spanish;  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish;  Audio: DD 5.1

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. Includes a new, exclusive 55-minute interview with Mel Brooks.



Deleted/extended scenes
Production notes
Trailers/TV spots

Special features

Interview with Mel Brooks
Additional Scenes
Scene Specific Commentary by Mel Brooks
Back In The Saddle Documentary
Intimate Portrait: Madeline Kahn (Excerpt)
Black Bart: 1975 Pilot Episode of the Proposed TV Series Spinoff
Blaze of Glory: Mel Brooks' Wild, Wild West

Date viewed

Nov 2022
Blazing Saddles