R | | Comedy, Western
In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
Mel Brooks' first movie filmed in Panavision scope, 2.35:1.
Come on, boys! The way you're lollygaggin' around here with them picks and them shovels, you'd think it was a hundert an' twenty degree. Can't be more than a hundert an' fourteen.
(at around 29 mins) After Sheriff Bart has accepted the duties of Sheriff, Reverend Johnson holds up a Bible and tells everyone pointing a gun at Sheriff Bart to "Not let anger rule the day." Then out of nowhere the Bible gets a hole shot through it. You can clearly see that no one gathered around the platform has a smoking gun. In 1874 they would have still been using black powder. The smoke would have to clear before they could if they hit anything.
Karl Lukas is credited (as Karl Lucas) in opening credits only.
TV prints use an alternate take of a sequence in which Rock Ridge's town priest says a prayer. In the theatrical version, the prayer ends with the line, "...or are we just jerking off?" The TV version substitutes a take (shot from a different angle) in which the prayer ends with, "...or are we just whisting Dixie?" The 2004 DVD release includes this alternate take.
English, Yiddish, German
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