Blazing Saddles Turns 40.

Blazing Saddles - 1974

Blazing Saddles – 1974

On This Day in 1974, the Mel Brooks film ‘Blazing Saddles’ was released into cinemas.

The films makes direct references to the heavily-handed racism that was riddled throughout early Hollywood Wild West films.

Littered with anachronisms, such as the German Army from World War II scene, ‘Blazing Saddles’ was about as tongue-in-cheek as they come.

It tells the story of a black Sherriff in an all-white town and features a number of cameos from writer/director Mel Brooks, who was given a Writer’s Guild of America Award for ‘Best Comedy’ along with his writing team, which included high-profile black comedian, Richard Pryor.

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