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?
The movie traded on Gene Wilder
's western-comedy screen persona from the earlier spoof western hit movie Blazing Saddles
(1974) which had been made and released about five years earlier. It also did this a year later in Stir Crazy
(1980) by making Wilder a hero at riding a rodeo mechanical bull even labeling Wilder at one point an "Urban Cowboy". See more
Avram cocks his gun after tripping Matt Diggs during the gunfight in San Francisco but in the next shot, the hammer isn't pulled back. See more
...In that case, would you like to fight for that last fish?
You think you got a chance?
I think I can say with complete confidence... None, whatsoever; But I'm still hungry.
Composed by Stephen Foster
(as Stephen Collins Foster) See more