About

A town—where everyone seems to be named Johnson—stands in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, robber baron Hedley Lemar sends his henchmen to make life in the town unbearable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor, so Hedley convinces him to send the town the first black sheriff in the west.

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Directed by

Mel Brooks

Written by

Mel Brooks (Screenplay)
Richard Pryor (Screenplay)
Andrew Bergman (Screenplay)
Norman Steinberg (Screenplay)
Alan Uger (Screenplay)

Runtime

93 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Never give a saga an even break!

Cast

Keywords

anarchic comedy spoof gun cowboy western female singer ceremony governor saloon marching band interrupted hanging western town western spoof frontier town saloon girl movie reality crossover nietzsche coot self-referential railroad

Photos

Lists

#115 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#6 on AFI's 100 years...100 laughs AFI

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing John C. Howard

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song John Morris Mel Brooks

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role