Blazing Saddles: These are people of the land, the common clay of the new West. You know…morons

What a brilliant a script it was that made “Blazing Saddles.” (And never mind the gags). It is scathing, satirical, funny and bawdy — and still fresh. This is one of Hollywood’s few successfully close-to-the-bone comedies along with To Be or Not to Be — unfortunately poorly remade by Mel Brooks.

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