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.
Noticeable in the trailer for this Warner Brothers film was the use of footage of Gene Wilder from his earlier films, such as Warner Brothers' Blazing Saddles (1974) but also from his films for 20th Century Fox, Silver Streak (1976) and Young Frankenstein (1974).
Chief Gray Cloud:
...And you, who speak to Indians as if to little children: Your heart is big. Not as big as your mouth, but you have good feelings inside.
The film's opening title card reads "(Poland 1850)". Poland did not exist as a nation between 1793 and 1918.
$160,292 15 July 1979