A rabbi from Poland goes to America to lead a Jewish community. When he arrives in America he is hijacked and has to work his way across the country. On the way he meets up with a bank robber and they form a friendship, have many (mis)adventures including being captured by Indians. Written by
This kosher cowboy hasn't got a prayer -- but plenty of laughs.
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Some viewers have complained that the name Darryl is anachronistic. One etymology source says that, as a first name, it was not used by English speakers until the late 19th century. However, the name comes from Old French "d'Airelle," meaning someone from the town of Airelle in France; Airelle itself means "open space," from the Latin, so it might be quite old. See more
Several characters use the Colt Army .44 cal pistol. This wasn't developed until 1860. Also, during the final gun fight, Matt Diggs gives the rabbi a Remington New Model Army .44 cal pistol. This didn't come out until 1858. See more
[Avram lifts Rosalie's veil to kiss his bride
I've crossed rivers, and I've climbed high mountains, and I've, I was captured by wonderful Indians. I did so many things. God has truly blessed me. And what's more, how many rabbis can say that they had a bank robber for a best man?
[Avram steps aside, and Tommy steps in to kiss the bride. Mr. Bender pushes him out of the way, laughing
Mazel tov. Music, maestro, please!
Composed by Stephen Foster
(as Stephen Collins Foster) See more