Against All Odds starring Richard Widmark, Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges, Jane Greer
Successful Edward's production of a gay impresario who turns a starving entertainer into the rage of 1930s Paris by billing her as a female impersonator. Academy Award winning score!
Western parody about a black railroad worker appointed sheriff to clean up a wild west town. The bean-eating scene is just one of many gut-busters!
Dark passions explode in this steamy, sinister love story starring Rachel Ward and Jeff Bridges. Terry Brogan (Bridges), a cynical ex-football star, is hired to find Jessie Wyler (Ward), the runaway mistress of a ruthless L.A. nightclub owner, Jake Wise (James Woods). According to Jake, Jessie had stabbed him and vanished with $50,000. But Terry's mission is soon forgotten when he tracks down and falls in love with the beautiful Jessie on a Mexican island. Trouble brews, however, when Jake dispatches his henchman, Hank Sully (Alex Karras), to bring the lovers back. Driven by passion for the mysterious young woman, Terry quickly finds himself trapped in a complex web of corruption, betrayal,and murder. Packed with riveting excitement and vivid sensuality, AGAINST ALL ODDS grabs you and never lets you go.
Alex Karras talks about how funny he isn't, despite the fact that he's hosting. Even his wife agrees.
A hilarious, madcap spoof of nearly every Hollywood Western convention, Blazing Saddles turns racism on its ear at every turn. When the sheriff of a small frontier town is killed, convict Bart (Cleavon Little) is appointed the first black sheriff of the all-white Rock Ridge by the evil Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman) in a plot to chase the townspeople from their homes. The naive Sheriff Bart soon realizes from the less-than-cheery welcome that the townspeople (who all seem to be named Johnson) aren't prepared for a black sheriff and that he was never meant to succeed at all. Enlisting the sensitive town drunk (Gene Wilder), formerly the Waco Kid, Bart embarks on a plan to help save Rock Ridge. A scathing spoof that deals with racism, sexism, and bodily functions, Blazing Saddles offers a contrast between picture and words that is shocking, subversive, and hysterical. Director Mel Brooks makes two memorable appearances as both the sleazy governor and a Yiddish-speaking Sioux Indian chief, while Madeline Kahn does a sidesplitting Marlene Dietrich imitation as the town floozy-entertainer. Featuring fabulous comic turns also by Alex Karras, Slim Pickens, and the aformentioned Little, Brooks, Korman, and Wilder, Blazing Saddles is one of the raunchiest, funniest, and lovable films ever made.
The climax of the show-stealing performance by Lesley Ann Warren (as Norma), irksome girlfriend of gangster King Marchan (James Garner) in Blake Edwards' Victor/Victoria, 1982.
A black man is appointed sheriff of a western town in Mel Brooks' riotous farce Blazing Saddles (1974) starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder.
An unemployed female singer poses as a female impersonator and becomes a star in Victor/Victoria (1982), directed by Blake Edwards and starring Julie Andrews, James Garner and Robert Preston.
Some would say the musical peak of the piece, in which the sublime Robert Preston (as Carroll Todd) performs Gay Paree, by Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse, in Blake Edwards' Victor/Victoria, 1982.
Julie Andrews (title character) wows 'em (with Le Jazz Hot by Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse) and pulls a big reveal, James Garner, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras and Robert Preston applauding, in Blake Edwards' Victor/Victoria, 1982.
Alex Karras, former Detroit Lions All-Pro and actor who played in 'Blazing Saddles' and 'Webster' has died at 77.
Former Webster star Emmanuel Lewis lost his beloved television father Alex Karras on Wednesday to kidney failure, and in this touching interview with ETCanada, he lovingly reminisces about their close relationship on set. Related: Sherman Hemsley Cause of Death Revealed
'Alex was a really cool guy,' remembers Lewis. Though intimidating on the outside, the former Detroit Lions lineman 'was the gentle giant' with the young star.
Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand says the franchise is deeply saddened to learn of Alex Karras condition.
The Detroit Free Press and Detroit News reported Monday that the former All-Pro defensive lineman and actor has kidney failure and has been given only a few days to live.
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