Paramount On Screen: Blazing Saddles [R]

Paramount On Screen: Blazing Saddles [R]

Movies | 08/4/2024 | 2:00PM

1974 | R | Runtime: 93 minutes

Ribald, tasteless, and hilarious … this classic spoof of the Western genre by director Mel Brooks pokes fun at everyone and everything. A corrupt governor grants a reprieve to an African American convict if the condemned man agrees to serve as sheriff of a small Western town, believing that new sheriff will only live long enough to serve the needs of the governor and his nefarious railroad-baron backer. Academy Award nominations for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Madeline Kahn); Best Music, Original Song; and Best Film Editing

Image credit: Warner Bros. Classics

Did you know?

  • The world premiere was at the Pickwick Drive-In Theater in Burbank, CA (since demolished). The guests rode horses into the drive-in for the premiere. The Pickwick was also used for a location in Grease (1978).
  • One studio executive stopped Mel Brooks in an elevator at the Warner Brothers lot and told him that several scenes were offensive and needed to be cut in order for the picture to be released. Brooks nodded and agreed to be polite even though he had no intention of changing a thing, being that he had final cut written into his contract.
  • The “Howard Johnson’s Ice Cream Parlor, 1 Flavor” in the town of Rock Ridge was a reference to the Howard Johnson’s restaurant and hotel chain, famous for its 28 flavors of ice cream.

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  • $ 9.00 Adult

Schedule of Events

  • August 4, 2024 | 2:00PM
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  • Cleavon Little as "Bart"
  • Gene Wilder as "Jim"
  • Slim Pickens as "Taggart"
  • Harvey Korman as "Hedley Lamarr"
  • Madeline Kahn as "Lili Von Shtüpp"
  • Burton Gilliam as "Lyle"

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