This classic comedy directed by Mel Brooks stand right up there with "Airplane" as the last vestiges of truly good American comedy.
The evil Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman) wants to make more money and soon discovers that a railroad line is going to be re-routed thru the small town where everyone seems to be named Johnson.
To make sure everyone will leave the town he get the Governor (Mel Brooks) to assign a black sheriff to the town, and there you have the crux for this entire movie.
This film has more sight gags and one liners than you can catch in a single viewing which is why one must see this film multiple times. Cleavon Little stands out as Bart, the black sheriff who tries to keep the town together despite being so unpopular.
One of the funniest films made with a top notch cast that also includes Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Madeline Kahn, Alex Karras, David Huddleston, John Hillerman, Jack Starrett, Dom DeLuise, Don Megowan and Robyn Hilton.
If you've never seen this film, you should. It's a perfect example of what comedy should be. This is the type of comedy that was genuinely funny and cannot be made anymore because of liberal democrats and their insane PC shit they enforce on people. Back in 1974 everyone could laugh at themselves and have a good time...not so for the past 21 years.