MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,380 this week

Black Bart (1975)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  4 April 1975 (USA)
3.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.5/10 from 181 users  
Reviews: 21 user

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).

Director:

Writers:

(creator), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2262 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 205 titles
created 07 Apr 2013
 
a list of 186 titles
created 06 May 2013
 
a list of 20 titles
created 07 Jul 2013
 
a list of 111 titles
created 09 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Black Bart" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Black Bart (TV Movie 1975)

Black Bart (TV Movie 1975) on IMDb 3.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Black Bart.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

So Fine (1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

While trying to get his father out of a financial jam, a man comes up with an idea that turns into an unexpected overnight financial fashion success - the bottomless pants.

Director: Andrew Bergman
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Jack Warden, Mariangela Melato
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens
It's Good to Be Alive (TV Movie 1974)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of former Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella, whose career was cut short when he lost the use of his legs in an auto accident in January of 1958.

Director: Michael Landon
Stars: Paul Winfield, Louis Gossett Jr., Ruby Dee
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In 1896, three whalers are stranded in the Arctic North Canada and seek refuge with an Eskimo tribe. Gradually they gain control with the Eskimo village and introduce gambling, booze, theft... See full summary »

Director: Philip Kaufman
Stars: Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Louis Gossett Jr.
Video Vixens! (1975)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Brash and crazed cigar-chomping network TV executive Clifford Bradley decides to push the boundaries of good taste and moral decency by broadcasting an extremely bawdy and explicit stag ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Pachard
Stars: Keith Luckett, James Walters, Philip Luther
The Deep (1977)
Adventure | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters. Featuring extended underwater ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte, Dick Anthony Williams
Life Stinks (1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A filthy rich businessman bets a corporate rival that he can live on the streets of L.A. without the comforts of home or money, which proves to be tougher than he thought.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Mel Brooks, Lesley Ann Warren, Jeffrey Tambor
Horror | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the marriage he takes his fiancée home to the castle where he grew up among his eccentric ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Wilder
Stars: Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise
Silent Movie (1976)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A film director and his strange friends struggle to produce the first major silent feature film in forty years.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Mel Brooks, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise
Black Bart (1948)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

California stage robber Black Bart meets European dancer Lola Montez.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Jeffrey Lynn
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The cast and crew of Spaceballs looks back at the making of the movie in this documentary produced for the special features on Spaceballs: The Special Edition DVD.

Stars: Mel Brooks, Bill Pullman, Dick Van Patten
Fish (1977–1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A grumpy New York cop and his wife adopt five rowdy foster children.

Stars: Abe Vigoda, Florence Stanley, Barry Gordon
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Black Bart (as Lou Gossett)
...
Reb Jordan
Millie Slavin ...
Belle Buzzer
...
Fern Malaga
Ruben Moreno ...
Moonwolf
Theodore Lehmann ...
Mr. Swenson
...
Curley
...
Jennifer
Tamar Cooper ...
Mrs. Swenson (as Tamara Cooper)
Rand Bridges ...
Porter
Poindexter Yothers ...
Hughie (as Poindexter)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jock Livingston
Edit

Storyline

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).

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 April 1975 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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!
See more »

Connections

Version of Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


5 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A TV movie? More like a pilot! wrialhuden
Discuss Black Bart (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?