A town – where everyone seems to be named Johnson – is in the way of the railroad and, 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, so Hedley convinces him to send the town the first black sheriff in the west.

  1. Andrew Bergman

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Mel Brooks

    Director, Screenplay

  3. Norman Steinberg


  4. Alan Uger


  5. Richard Pryor


Top Billed Cast

  1. Cleavon Little

    Cleavon Little

    Sheriff Bart

  2. Gene Wilder

    Gene Wilder

    Jim, aka "The Waco Kid"

  3. Harvey Korman

    Harvey Korman

    Hedley Lamarr

  4. Slim Pickens

    Slim Pickens


  5. Madeline Kahn

    Madeline Kahn

    Lili Von Shtüpp, the Teutonic Titwillow

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Status Released

Release Information

  • February 7, 1974
    R, Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget $2,600,000.00

Revenue $119,500,000.00

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