“What’s a dazzling urbanite like you doing in a rustic setting like this?”
Memorial screening for Gene Wilder. I haven’t seen this in over 20 years, and probably that was a cropped, edited-for-TV version. It’s kind of a half-assed movie with plenty of stupid scenes, but also quite hilarious and wonderful at times.
Cleavon Little (Vanishing Point) dupes thug Mongo with a candygram:
Brooks probably carefully positioned the pen for this shot:
One complaint: Madeline Kahn’s Marlene Dietrich impression is so awful that I looked up how she managed to get cast in Young Frankenstein afterward, but it turns out she was oscar-nominated for this. Except for Picnic at Hanging Rock and I guess Shampoo, it was an extremely masculine year at the movies, so perhaps there weren’t enough entries.
Ends as a backlot romp with Dom DeLuise, of course: