The IMDB summary for this movie reads "A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws."
Oh IMDB, you miss all the nuances in the movie.
Directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford, this is a movie that hits all the best notes. It has everything from zany comedy to high drama. Including a buddy movie angle and a love story (sort of).
Bob and I agree that this is a must see movie. It's especially fun to see Harrison Ford at the beginning of his career and Gene Wilder at the height of his talent. Both definitely went on to make many more excellent movies. And it's great to see Robert Aldrich bring his own brand of direction to these two super star talents.
Up next, "Brining Up Baby", starring Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant. And contrary to my first impression, this movie has nothing to do with being a new parent! Thank you to our listeners for all the great movie suggestions.
Here’s the IMDB page for “The Frisco Kid”
And the IMDB page for “Bringing Up Baby”