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Blazing Saddles
Actor Gene Wilder (right) puts his arm around the shoulder of Cleavon Little in a still from the film, ‘Blazing Saddles,’ directed by Mel Brooks, 1974. (Photo by Warner Bros./Courtesy of Getty Images) /

37. Blazing Saddles

Release Year: 1974

Director: Mel Brooks

Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Madeleine Kahn, Mel Brooks, Dom DeLouise

Blazing Saddles is one of the funniest movies ever made. Mel Brooks directed the satirical comedy that tackles racist stereotypes. He wrote the movie along with Richard Pryor, Norman Steinberg, Al Uger and Andrew Berman who’s story was the impetus for the movie. Cleavon Little stars as Sheriff Bart who comes to the town of Rock Ridge, a town made up of white people.

The State’s Attorney General wants the townspeople to flee so the price of land will drop so the Governor William J. Le Petomane, played by Brooks, names a black man to be the sheriff in an attempt to make people leave the town. Efforts to force their hand initially backfire and Bart proves he’s up to the task with the help of The Waco Kid, played by Gene Wilder.

Blazing Saddles was decades ahead of its time and if you haven’t seen this movie yet, you’re missing out on one of the best comedies of all time.

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