Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Nancy D. Recommends: The Frisco Kid

Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford co-star in this H&H (hilarious and heartwarming) comedy about a Polish rabbi and an outlaw bankrobber trekking across the Wild West on a journey to San Francisco in 1850, where Wilder has been sent to start a congregation. My favorite part is when they are spending an evening with an Indian tribe and the chief asks the rabbi why his god won't send rain if he is powerful enough to do so. The answer: "It's not his department!"

As true a distillation of Judaism as I've ever heard.

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