A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws. Written by
Ed Stephan <email@example.com>
This kosher cowboy hasn't got a prayer -- but plenty of laughs.
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Did You Know?
In his autobiography, Gene Wilder
says that John Wayne
was offered the part that was eventually played by Harrison Ford
. Wayne loved the role and was eager to work with Wilder. However, an agent tried to offer Wayne less than his usual fee and the legendary actor turned the film down. This may be true, but it is actually unlikely. By 1979 Wayne was too ill with stomach cancer to consider film work, and in fact he died later that year from the disease. See more
When Avram and Tommy are "running" from the posse, Avram waits to get on the horse until the sun goes below the mountain, yet when the pair begins to ride away, they and their horses cast full shadows as if exposed to sunlight. See more
You sure talk funny. Where you born at?
Oh. Is that near Pittsburgh?
No, that's near Czechoslovakia.
Composed by Stephen Foster
(as Stephen Collins Foster) See more