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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The greatest cowboy ever to ride into the Wild West. From Poland.
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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
After reaching the Coast of California, Avram and Tommy must travel a day-and-a-half North to reach San Francisco. In one of the next scenes they are shown riding with the ocean on their right-hand side. That would have had them riding South. See more
[Tommy and Avram are being chased by a posse, but Avram won't ride on the sabbath
You give me the pee-doodles!
Waltz 'Gold and Silver'
Composed by Franz Lehár See more