The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Don "Red" Barry Rev. Zachary Grant
Carl Ballantine Swanson
Jackie Coogan Basch
Don Knotts Jesse W. Heywood
Ruth McDevitt Olive
Frank McGrath Remington
Pat Morita Wong
Don 'Red' Barry Rev. Zachary Gant (as Donald Barry)
Barbara Rhoades Penelope Cushings
Hope Summers Celia
Dub Taylor Pop McGovern
Terry Wilson Welsh
Robert Yuro Arnold the Kid
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Western
Director Alan Rafkin
Producer Edward Montagne; Edward J. Montagne
Writer Edmund L. Hartmann; Frank Tashlin; James Fritzell; Everett Greenbaum
Studio Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating Unrated
Running Time 101 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 5.7
This hilarious oater finds Jesse Heywood (Don Knotts) as a Philadelphia dentist who leaves his home to open a new practice on the western frontier. The hapless dentist is saved by the expert gun handling of Penny (Barbara Rhoades), a reformed bandit trying to earn a pardon by intercepting gun shipments to hostile Indians. After several more situations in which Penny saves the nervous newcomer, Jesse believes he has exceptional firearms prowess and believes himself to be a hero. Comedy ensues when the jumpy Jesse faces a bevy of bad men and nervously clutches a six shooter with a very unsteady hand. Penny has to help the pseudo-hero out of even more trouble before they can ride off together into the sunset. — Dan Pavlides
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Index 64
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 025192054822
Release Date 9/2/2003
Subtitles Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Original Theatrical Trailer