15 certificateBlazing Saddles is a Film programme that first aired in 1974 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Blazing Saddles is a 3 star programme

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Blazing Saddles (1974)

Directed by
Mel Brooks

This superb spoof western is one of Mel Brooks's finest efforts. Made in 1974, it stars Cleavon Little as Bart, a railway worker, who, through a scam devised by a state attorney, is reluctantly appointed as the first black sheriff of a hell-raising frontier town. Here Bart befriends Jim, the Waco kid, a booze-sodden gunslinger played brilliantly by Gene Wilder, and all hell - and a lot of wind - is let loose as they try to subdue the attorney's thugs (including the gargantuan Mongo, played by Alex Karras), and convince the town to accept a black sheriff.

Forget subtlety. There's just downright un-PC slapstick here as Brooks cranks up the action and lets fly with that extraordinary campfire bean feast.

Highly recommended.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 90 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1974

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Cleavon Little...Bart
Image for Gene WilderGene Wilder...Jim
Slim Pickens...Taggart
David Huddleston...Olson Johnson
Liam Dunn...Rev. Johnson
Alex Karras...Mongo
John Hillerman...Howard Johnson
George Furth...Van Johnson
Jack Starrett...Gabby Johnson
Image for Mel BrooksMel Brooks...Gov. William J. LePetomaine
Harvey Korman...Hedley Lamarr
Madeline Kahn...Lili Von Shtupp
Carol DeLuise...Harriett Johnson
Richard Collier...Dr. Sam Johnson
Charles McGregor...Charlie