The Frisco Kid
The Frisco Kid is a 1979 American Western comedy film directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Gene Wilder as Avram Belinski, a Polish rabbi who is traveling to San Francisco, and Harrison Ford as a bank robber who befriends him.
Rabbi Avram Belinski, newly graduated at the bottom of his class from the yeshiva, arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation's new rabbi. He has with him a Torah scroll for the San Francisco synagogue. Belinski, an innocent, trusting, and inexperienced traveler, falls in with three con men, the brothers Matt and Darryl Diggs and their partner Mr. Jones, who trick him into helping pay for a wagon and supplies to go west, then brutally rob him and leave him and most of his belongings scattered along a deserted road in Pennsylvania.
|author||Frank Shaw Gene Wilder Michael Elias|
|editor||Irving Rosenblum Jack Horger Maury Winetrobe|
|keywords||american indian amish bank robber beat belong best friend california beach chasid chasidic clothe con artist con men crisis of faith deserted road end forced to kill hanging posse help kill love at first sight native americans in the united states night out on the beach orthodox jew philadelphia posse rescue self-defense shabbat small town sole survivor spring synagogue torah trappist vow of silence west wound yeshiva|
|musicBy||Frank De Vol|