Blazing Saddles

Lists: Comedy, Westerns

Brief Synopsis: "The Ultimate Western Spoof. A town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor. Hedley convinces him to send the town the first Black sheriff in the west."

Overall Ranking: 652 (Rank from 1974: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 42.86%
Regular 42.86%
Half-Popped 14.29%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Patrick Devitt100
David Baruffi97
Dan O'Neill90(full review)
Bryan Lienesch83 - Classic Mel Brooks.
Thomas Pollock80
Carrie B70
Rob from GuysFilmQuest55

People Involved

  • Mel Brooks (Gov. William J. Le Petomane / Indian Chief)
  • Gene Wilder (Jim, aka "The Waco Kid")
  • Cleavon Little (Sheriff Bart)
  • Madeline Kahn (Lili Von Shtüpp, the Teutonic Titwillow)
  • Slim Pickens (Taggart)
  • Harvey Korman (Hedley Lamarr)
  • Burton Gilliam (Lyle)
  • Alex Karras (Mongo)
  • David Huddleston (Olson Johnson)
  • Liam Dunn (Rev. Johnson)
  • John Hillerman (Howard Johnson)
  • George Furth (Van Johnson)
  • Jack Starrett (Gabby Johnson)
  • Carol Arthur (Harriett Johnson)
  • Richard Collier (Dr. Sam Johnson)
  • Charles McGregor (Charlie)
  • Robyn Hilton (Miss Stein)
  • Don Megowan (Gum Chewer)
  • Dom DeLuise (Buddy Bizarre)
  • Count Basie (Himself)
  • Karl Lukas (Cutthroat #1)
  • Mel Brooks (Director)