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The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)

The Shakiest Gun in the West





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When dentist Jesse Heywood decides to travel from his Philadelphia home to the Wild West, he meets up with outlaw Penelope Cushings when she holds up his stagecoach. However, this is only the beginning of their acquaintance, as the two team up together for a series of mishaps and misunderstandings.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: James Fritzell, Edmund L. Hartmann, Frank Tashlin, Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 2, 2003
Universal Pictures


Don Knotts
as Dr. Jesse W. Heywood
Barbara Rhoades
as Penelope 'Bad Penny'...
Jackie Coogan
as Matthew Basch
Don 'Red' Barry
as Rev. Zachary Grant
Donald Barry
as Rev. Zachary Gant
Frank McGrath
as Mr. Remington
Robert Yuro
as Arnold the Kid
Herbert Voland
as Dr. Friedlander
Fay DeWitt
as Violet
Dub Taylor
as Pop McGovern
Dick Wilson
as Indian Chief
Vaughan Taylor
as Rev. Longbaugh
Ed Peck
as Sheriff
Arthur Space
as Sheriff Tolliver
Benny Rubin
as Man at Bar (uncredit...
Dorothy Neumann
as Mrs. Eva Longbaugh (...
E.J. Andre
as Will Banks (uncredit...
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Wacky Don Knotts Western spoof has lots of drinking.

Full Review… | July 2, 2012
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for The Shakiest Gun in the West


Don Knotts is both incredibly witty and incredibly annoying. I have always enjoyed this movie and I'm not sure why.

Carla Marsland

One of my favorite movies with one of my favorite actors. This is a great family comedy from when movies seemed to be all-around good.

I laugh my head off everytime I see this movie. Don Knotts plays a similar character in pretty much every movie, but that doesn't make it any less good. Knotts as a gunslinger in the Wild West is a great combination.

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