Dodge City

Ann Sheridan earning her third billing in Dodge City (dir. Michael Curtiz, 1939).

Early technicolor horsefeathers with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Haviland. The main inspiration for Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles. It looks more like a musical than a western, and when Ann Sheridan is singing, it briefly becomes that missed opportunity (she gets third billing, but is in only a small handful of scenes, and has next to no dialogue). Flynn might be even more exaggeratedly dandyish than Gene Wilder.

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