Mel Brooks directs Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder and Madeline Kahn in the spoof western about a black sheriff taking on the railroads.
One of those classics I’m going to get in trouble for feeling a bit “meh” about. The support is spirited, I’ve always got time for Gene Wilder – one of my comedy heroes. Maybe his presence means I crave Richard Pryor in the lead. Cleavon Little seems a little stiff. Sad truth is that most of the skits don’t make me personally laugh… which surely is the only true measuring stick for a comedy.