Directed by Hal Needham. US. 1979. PG. 89 minutes. Sony. 35mm.
Sun., April 1, 2018
After Blazing Saddles but before Rustler’s Rhapsody, director Hal Needham (The Cannonball Run, Smokey & The Bandit) made this send-up of Hollywood Westerns with an all-star cast that includes a damsel in distress (Ann-Magret), a rugged hero (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and the titular villain (Kirk Douglas). This seldom-screened gem packs a lot of laughs and showcases Needham’s skill for staging amazing stunts. Keep an eye out for Western favorites Jack Elam, Mel Tillis and Strother Martin and comedy giants Paul Lynde and Foster Brooks!