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.
Gene Wilder sports a beard in this movie.
I've crossed rivers, and I've climbed high mountains, and I've, I was captured by wonderful Indians. I did so many things. God has truly blessed me. And what's more, how many rabbis can say that they had a bank robber for a best man?
Samuel Bender: Mazel tov. ...
The movie is set in 1850. However, the steam locomotive used in the train scenes has a 2-8-0 wheel arrangement. These locomotives were used in the US starting in the 1860s.
$160,292 (USA) (15 July 1979)
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