Mel Brooks’ 1974 satire of the wild wild west is tasteless and unamusing.
A corrupt politician with interest in the railway business hires a black sheriff in the hope of driving the townspeople out of town. To everyone’s surprise, the sheriff is actually good at his job and manages to eventually win over the town.
Little is a charismatic character and Wilder and Korman are mildly funny. Brooks and Kahn’s performances, however are painful to watch. Unfortunately the catchy theme song can’t redeem this awful movie.
Overall, the storyline is a mess and comedic moments are painfully forced and often offensive.