Sparkling Saddles is a Western parody filmed in 1974 by Mel Brooks with the usual cast of the Brooks troupe. According to the American Film Institute , it is among the best comedies in Hollywood history. It is a free parody of the classic Hollywood Western " Exactly at noon ."
|Genre||comedy , western|
|Richard Pryor, Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Alan Uher, Andrew Bergman|
|In the main|
|Gene Wilder , Clevelon Little , Mel Brooks|
|Budget||$ 2 600 000|
|Fees||$ 119 500 000|
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A certain railway corporation wants to stretch a new branch through a small town, demolishing it to the ground. They bribe the governor, but to make everything look legitimate, they send a sheriff to the city - “to cope with the corporation”. Not only is the sheriff the first time at such a job, and besides he is black.
- Clevelon Little - Sheriff Bart
- Gene Wilder - Jim, Baby Waco
- Mel Brooks - Governor William J. Le Petomain / Yiddish- speaking Indian Chief
- Madeline Kahn - Lily Von Stupp, Chansonette
- Harvey Corman - Headley Lamarr
- Slim Pickens - Taggart
- House Delois - Buddy Bizarre
- Liam Dunn - Rev. Johnson
- George Firth - Van Johnson
- Burton Gilliam - Mongrel
- John Hillerman - Howard Johnson
- David Huddleston - Olson Johnson
- Alex Carras - Mongo
- Jack Starrett - Gabby Johnson
Mel Brooks himself played two roles in this film: the cross-eyed loving governor and the leader of the Indians, with the leader talking in Yiddish.
- Nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Madeline Kahn), Best Editing, and Best Song.
- In the late 1980s, in the USSR, the film was distributed on “pirated” videotapes translated by A. Mikhalev . Later, the company Premier Video Film was reissued in 2003.
- Sparkling Saddles on allmovie