The railroad's bound to run right through the sleepy town of Rock Ridge. Land there will be worth a fortune - but the townsfolk already own their own land. How do you drive them out? Send in the roughest, toughest, meanest, leanest gang you've got and appoint a new sheriff you figure will last about 24 hours.
But that's not really the plot of Blazing Saddles, just the pretext. Once Mel Brooks' lunatic film - many call it his best - gets under way, logic is lost in a blizzard of gags, jokes, quips, puns, howlers, growlers, and outrageous assaults upon good taste - or any taste at all!
Cleavon Little as the new lawman, Gene Wilder as the wacko Waco Kid, Brooks himself as a dimwitted politico and Madeline Kahn in her Marlene Dietrich send-up that earned an Academy Award nomination all give this sagebrush saga their lunatic best. And when Blazing Saddles can't contain itself at the finale, it just proves that the Old West will never be the same again!