The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)





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When dentist Jesse W. Heywood (Don Knotts) decides to travel from his Philadelphia home to the Wild West, he meets up with outlaw Penelope Cushings (Barbara Rhoades) 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. This film is a remake of the 1948 movie The Paleface.
Comedy , Western
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Universal Pictures

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Don Knotts
as Dr. Jesse W. Heywood
Barbara Rhoades
as Penelope 'Bad Penny' Cushings
Jackie Coogan
as Matthew Basch
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
Greg Mullavey
as Phelps
Benny Rubin
as Man at Bar (uncredited)
Dorothy Neumann
as Mrs. Eva Longbaugh (uncredited)
E.J. Andre
as Will Banks (uncredited)
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Wacky Don Knotts Western spoof has lots of drinking.

Full Review… | July 2, 2012
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Audience Reviews for The Shakiest Gun in the West


The older movies always seem to move slower. Not filled with excitement but many comedy skits I didn't think was overly hysterical.

Charlie Goodrich
Charlie Goodrich

This pile of mediocrity definitely is not Knotts' best at all. In fact, I would go as far to say its his worst. But, just because it is the star's worst movie doesn't always mean the movie itself is bad. The film marginal, in its own way.

Matthew Henegan
Matthew Henegan

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

Carla Marsland
Carla Marsland

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