Gene Wilder as Jim, the "Waco Kid"
Slim Pickens as Taggart
Harvey Korman as Hedley Lamarr
Madeline Kahn as Lili Von Shtupp
Mel Brooks as Gov. Lepetomane / Indian Chief
Alex Karras as Mongo
Peter Boyle as The Monster
Marty Feldman as Igor
Madeline Kahn as Elizabeth
Cloris Leachman as Frau Blücher
Teri Garr as Inga
Gene Hackman as Blindman
Cleavon Little and the cast of BLAZING SADDLES definitely deserve some recognition here, but YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN's cast is just more manic and entertaining with a few more memorable characters.
I'll give BLAZING SADDLES the point for originality here. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN separates itself from FRANKENSTEIN by featuring the famous scientist's grandson instead of Victor himself- and then just does the entire plot of FRANKENSTEIN anyway, (with the exception of the last ten minutes, of course).
"Ooh, baby, you are so talented! And they are so dumb!"
"It's not Hedy, it's Hedley. Hedley Lamarr."
"What the hell are you worried about? This is 1874. You'll be able to sue her."
"What did you expect? 'Welcome, sonny'? 'Make yourself at home'? 'Marry my daughter'? You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons."
"Are we awake?"
"We're not sure. Are we... black?"
"Yes, we are."
"Then we're awake... but we're very puzzled."
"If you shoot him, you'll just make him mad."
"Mongo no go. Mongo stay with Sheriff Bart. Sheriff Bart first man never whip Mongo. Mongo impressed. Have deep feelings for Sheriff Bart."
"Uh-oh, Bart. I think Mongo here's taken a liking to you."
"Huh-huh, naw, Mongo straight."
"Mongo only pawn in game of life."
"Look at my hand."
"Steady as a rock."
"Yeah, but I shoot with this one."
"One day, I was walking down the street when I heard someone shout, 'Reach for it, mister!' I turned around to see who it was, and there I was, standing face-to-face with a 6 year-old kid. I just put my guns down and walked away. Little bastard shot me in the ass! So I limped to the nearest saloon, crawled inside a whiskey bottle... and I've been there ever since."
"Tell me, schatze, is it twue what they say about the way you people are... gifted? Oh, it's twue. It's twue. It's twue, it's twue!"
"That's not much of a crime."
"Through the Vatican?"
"Kinky. Sign here."
"Hey, where are the white women at?"
"And now, for my next impression... Jesse Owens."
"They said you was hung."
"And they was right."
"Piss on you! I'm werkin' fer Mel Brooks!"
"Where you headed, cowboy?"
"Nowhere special? I always wanted to go there."
"You're putting me on."
"No, it's pronounced 'Fronkensteen.'"
"Do you also say 'Froaderick'?"
"Well, why isn't it 'Froaderick Fronkensteen'?"
"It isn't; it's 'Frederick Fronkensteen.'"
"You must be Igor."
"No, it's pronounced 'Eye-gor.'"
"There, wolf. There, castle."
"Why are you talking that way?"
"I thought you wanted to."
"No, I don't want to."
"Suit yourself. I'm easy."
"I am Frau Blücher."
"Hallo. Vould you like to have a roll in ze hay?"
"Put... the candle... back!"
"Call it... a hunch. Ba-dum chi."
"Wait Master, it might be dangerous... you go first."
"Damn your eyes."
"He vould have an enormous schwanzstucker."
"Now? Right here?"
"Not the third switch!"
"Igor, help me with the bags."
"Certainly. You take the blonde, I'll take the one in the turban."
"Oh... I think I love him."
"If you're blue, and you don't know where to go to, why don't you go where fashion sits..."
"'UTTIN' ON THE 'IIIIITZ."
"Dr. Fronkensteen! Are you all right!"
"MY NAME IS FRANKENSTEIN!"
Rotten Tomatoes: 90% (Audience Score: 91%)
Domestic Total Gross: $119,500,000
3 Academy Award nominations
2 BAFTA nominations
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