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Black Bart (1975)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Western  -  4 April 1975 (USA)
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Western spoof concerning the adventures of a black sheriff and his fast-drawing sidekick fighting corruption and bigotry in the old west. Based on the feature film Blazing Saddles (1974).

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Black Bart (as Lou Gossett)
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Reb Jordan
Millie Slavin ...
Belle Buzzer
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Fern Malaga
Ruben Moreno ...
Moonwolf
Theodore Lehmann ...
Mr. Swenson
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Curley
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Jennifer
Tamar Cooper ...
Mrs. Swenson (as Tamara Cooper)
Rand Bridges ...
Porter
Poindexter Yothers ...
Hughie (as Poindexter)
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Western spoof concerning the adventures of a black sheriff and his fast-drawing sidekick fighting corruption and bigotry in the old west. Based on the feature film Blazing Saddles (1974).

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Originally, the pilot teleplay was titled "Superdude" when it was written by 'Michael Elias' and Frank Shaw. Additionally, the main role (which ended up being Black Bart) was called Johnny Digs and three actors were in mind for the role: Louis Gossett Jr. (who got the part), Richard Pryor, and Cleavon Little. For the role of Belle, Sally Kellerman, Tammy Grimes, and Amanda Blake were considered. Finally, Bert Remsen, Lou Frizzell and Sorrell Booke were considered for the part of Mayor Malaga. See more »

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Fern Malaga: You are already the highest paid black Sheriff in the West!
Black Bart: Milk Face... I am the *only* black Sheriff in the West!
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Black Bart is a Black Mark for Television
2 July 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Quite possibly the worst television pilot I have ever seen. Besides the crudeness of the plot (which would not bother me if it was funny) there is not one redeeming quality in this and is a black mark on the otherwise distinguished careers of Lou Gosset and Noble Willingham.

How could the guys who put together Blazing Saddles come up with drek like this?

I feel as though I must take a shower after watching this show. Everyone who made this show should go by the name of Alan Smithee. If there was an award for worst pilot episode ever made, this would win it hands down. Why on earth they would include it in the 30th anniversary DVD of blazing saddles is one of those errors in judgment that will be contemplated for years to come.


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