Wilder was originally offered the part of Hedley Lamarr before playing The Waco Kid.
Scheduling reportedly forced Wilder to turn down the role of "Dr. Richard Thondyke" in Mel Brooks' awkward spoof of Alfred Hitchcock films.
Wilder auditioned for the role of Vin.
Gene Wilder was signed to play "Norbert the Owl" but this character was written out of the film (among others) for unknown reasons.
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