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The Frisco Kid (1979, 119 min.)

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020 │ 1–3pm

ADMISSION: Free on Free First Tuesday

The CJM kicks off the Myths of the American West film series with The Frisco Kid. In this hilarious, offbeat buddy comedy, ne’er-do-well outlaw Tommy (Harrison Ford) and Polish rabbi Avram Belinsky (Gene Wilder) make an unlikely team traveling across the Wild West to safely deliver the rabbi to San Francisco where his congregation awaits.  

Film details

Director: Robert Aldrich
Country: United States
Year: 1979
Running Time: 119 min
Language: English, Yiddish


The CJM strives for a welcoming environment for all of our visitors. In addition to ample space for wheelchairs and a friendly environment for service animals, sign language interpretation (ASL) can be scheduled for all programs with at least two weeks notice.

FM assistive listening devices (ALDs) for sound enhancement are available for all talks and tours. Please note that we would like to maintain this as a scent-free environment, and encourage visitors to refrain from using scented products out of respect for visitors with allergies or chemical sensitivities. For additional accommodation requests, please contact The CJM’s Access and Community Engagement Manager at or 415.655.7856.


Public Programs at The CJM are made possible thanks to generous support from Grants for the Arts and the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.

Free First Tuesdays are made possible by major support from the Alexander M. & June L. Maisin Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation, Wells Fargo, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Image Credit

Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford in The Frisco Kid (still). Directed by Robert Aldrich. Warner Brothers, 1979