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Black Bart (1975)

Western spoof concerning the adventures of a black Sheriff and his fast-drawing sidekick fighting corruption and bigotry in the old west. Based on Blazing Saddles (1974).

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Robert Butler

Writers:

Michael Elias (developed for television by), Frank Shaw (developed for television by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Black Bart (as Lou Gossett)
Millie Slavin Millie Slavin ... Belle Buzzer
Noble Willingham ... Fern Malaga
Steve Landesberg ... Reb Jordan
Ruben Moreno Ruben Moreno ... Moonwolf
Theodore Lehmann Theodore Lehmann ... Mr. Swenson (as Ted Lehmann)
Gerrit Graham ... Curley Malaga
Brooke Adams ... Jennifer
Rand Bridges Rand Bridges ... Porter
Jock Livingston Jock Livingston
Tamar Cooper Tamar Cooper ... Mrs. Swenson
Poindexter Yothers Poindexter Yothers ... Hughie (as Poindexter)
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Western spoof concerning the adventures of a black Sheriff and his fast-drawing sidekick fighting corruption and bigotry in the old west. Based on Blazing Saddles (1974).

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Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Superdude See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, the pilot teleplay was titled "Superdude" when it was written by Michael Elias and Frank Shaw. Additionally, the main role (which ended up being Black Bart) was called Johnny Digs, and three actors were in mind for the role: Louis Gossett, Jr. (who got the part), Richard Pryor, and Cleavon Little. For the role of Belle, Sally Kellerman, Tammy Grimes, and Amanda Blake were considered. Finally, Bert Remsen, Lou Frizzell, and Sorrell Booke were considered for the part of Mayor Malaga. See more »

Quotes

Fern Malaga: You are already the highest paid black Sheriff in the West!
Black Bart: Milk Face... I am the *only* black Sheriff in the West!
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Connections

Version of Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »

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I don't think I laughed once
12 July 2004 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

After the success of "Blazing Saddles," WB decided to convert the financial success of that film into a television show called "Black Bart" (the title Mel Brooks always wanted for "Blazing," which was deemed too controversial).

They made a pilot starring Lou Gossett Jr. that was never made into a TV show. Remember Jackson's speech to Travolta in "Pulp Fiction" about pilots? Yeah...

Well, here it is, another one that didn't get off the ground, and reasonably so. It's included on the new 30th Anniversary DVD of "Blazing Saddles."

It's not funny at all and features the word "n!gger" at least three times within the first three minutes. No wonder it never got aired.


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