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Blazing Saddles. Mel Brooks' hilarious spoof of racial politics and Westerns stands as one of his greatest achievements. Cleavon Little stars as Bart, an ex-slave appointed as sheriff of a small town by a corrupt developer who wishes to see the town fall into ruin so he can run a railroad through it. His plans backfire when Bart becomes immensely popular with the townspeople and makes it his goal to stop the developer at any cost. Gene Wilder co-stars as his quick-draw sidekick. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701; www.regencymovies.com. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $6.50.
Command Decision. Sam Wood directs Clark Gable and an all-star cast in a brilliant adaptation of the Broadway play. A U.S. Army general during World War II struggles with his plans to send his men on dangerous bombing raids deep into Germany.Long Beach School for Adults, 3701 E. Willow St., Long Beach, (562) 997-8000. Fri., 7 p.m. $1.
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