Blazing Stewardesses

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Blazing Stewardesses
Blazing Stewardesses.jpg
Theatrical poster to Blazing Stewardesses (1975)
Directed by Al Adamson
Produced by Samuel M. Sherman
Dan Q. Kennis (executive)
Irwin Pizor (associate)
Written by Samuel M. Sherman
John R. D'Amato
Starring Yvonne De Carlo
The Ritz Brothers
Don "Red" Barry
Bob Livingston
Music by Herman Stein
Cinematography Louis Horvath
Michael Ferris (assistant camera)
Michael Mileham (assistant camera)
Edited by John Winfield
Release date
June 1975
Running time
95 min.
Country U.S.
Language English

Blazing Stewardesses is a 1975 American sex comedy film, directed by Al Adamson. Its title derives from the 1975 film The Naughty Stewardesses and the 1974 film Blazing Saddles.

Producer Sam Sherman intended the film to be a fond throwback to B-pictures of the 1940s, and hired a cast of screen veterans: The Ritz Brothers, Yvonne De Carlo, Don "Red" Barry, and Bob Livingston. Originally, the film was to have starred the then-current incarnation of The Three Stooges, but last surviving original Stooge Moe Howard was too ill to perform, which led to the Ritz Brothers being brought in as replacements for the March 1975 filming; Moe Howard died in early May 1975. There is some "T&A" content (DeCarlo's character runs a brothel) but nothing explicit, and the film mostly resembles a vintage western, complete with dude-ranch setting, outlaw hijackers, stunt riders, masked cowboy hero, and rodeo footage (intercut with shots of Harry and Jimmy Ritz kibbitzing in the stands).

Because of the western theme, the working title The Jet Set was changed to Blazing Stewardesses to capitalize on the box-office hit Blazing Saddles. The film was later re-released under at least three alternate titles: Texas Layover, Cathouse Cowgirls, and The Great Truck Robbery.

Cast[edit]

  • Yvonne De Carlo - Honey Morgan
  • Bob Livingston - Ben Brewster
  • Don "Red" Barry - Mike Trask
  • Harry Ritz - Harry
  • Jimmy Ritz - Jimmy
  • Geoffrey Land - Bob "Bobby" Travers
  • Connie Hoffman - Debbie Stewart
  • Regina Carrol - Lori Winters
  • T. A. King - Barbara Watson
  • Lon Bradshaw - Old Timer
  • Jerry Mills - Pilot
  • Nicolle Riddell - Jackie
  • Sheldon Lee - Chuck
  • Carol Bilger - Chuck's Girl
  • Jon Shank - Sheik
  • Leonard Geer - Plane Passenger
  • Jack Tyree - Plane Passenger
  • James Winburn - Plane Passenger
  • Barney Gelfman - Plane Passenger
  • Samuel M. Sherman - Gunfighter in Blue Shirt

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