PG | | Comedy, Drama, Western
A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws.
In his autobiography, Gene Wilder says that John Wayne was offered the part that was eventually played by Harrison Ford. Wayne loved the role and was eager to work with Wilder. However, an agent tried to offer Wayne less than his usual fee and the legendary actor turned the film ... ...
What do you want?
Avram: Um, well, I came to bring this thing here
Avram: for, eh, for Mr. Bender, iffen I got the right house, an' all.
Rosalie: You do. I'm his daughter.
Avram: Yeah, I know that.
Avram: Oh! Oh, you're the daughter! You're the Bender daughter. Oh.
Rosalie: Would you ...
When Avram and Tommy are "running" from the posse, Avram waits to get on the horse until the sun goes below the mountain, yet when the pair begins to ride away, they and their horses cast full shadows as if exposed to sunlight.
$160,292 (USA) (15 July 1979)
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