The 3 Funniest Wild West Movies
The genre of Wild West films usually conjures thoughts of gritty, hard-drinking men facing off against fierce villains, often at ridiculous odds, while saving the damsel in distress and her innocent townspeople. It is that very conceit that serves as fertile ground for comedy.
John Wayne, James Coburn, and many other traditional cowboy types have starred in at least one Wild West comedy, but they often fail. It’s usually the ordinary guys, or the professional comics, who shine in movies that combine cowboys and comedy.
Here are three of the best: