Mel Brooks's satirical western gets an airing at Bryant Park
HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival 2014: Blazing SaddlesBryant Park (40 West 40th Street, NY, NY 10018) Map it Free
Considered to be Mel Brooks' best film, Blazing Saddles was smashing success when it came out in 1974. A satirical take on westerns, Brooks collaborated with Richard Pryor on the script, which finds Cleavon Little playing the first black sheriff in the Old West. Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens and Madeline Kahn also make cameos in this hilarous classic what screens tonight as part of HBO's outdoor film series in Bryant Park.