¡Three Amigos! has a small cast but it packs more laughs into it’s cleaver banter than any Shrek film I have ever seen. Martin Short (Ned Nederlander), Chevy Chase (Dusty Bottoms) and Steve Martin (Lucky Day) play out of work movie stars in 1916.
One of my favorite scenes is the campfire song. The 3 amigos are singing about blue shadows on the trail, while the scene is blatantly set on a soundstage and features a host of tame wild desert animals, it strikes a chord of sincerity. Dusty, Lucky, and Ned are about to embark on the thrilling climax of their adventures together, but take a moment to ground themselves in the desert and its beauty.
This film is always quick with the laughs and was released in 1986 at the hight of the actors careers. I do not know if a film like this would have been green lit nowadays but it has become a classic comedy. Today it would have cast the most currant and relevant comics but that would be missing out on the perfect ensemble of Short, Chase, and Martin.