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The Slowest Gun in the West (1960)

The town of Primrose, Arizona is beset by outlaws, so the towns people hire Fletcher Bissell III (A.K.A. The Silver Dollar Kid) as their new sheriff. Fletcher is so cowardly the townsfolk ... See full summary »

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Fletcher Bissell III, The Silver Dollar Kid
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Chicken Finsterwald
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Ike Dalton
Karl Lukas ...
Jake Dalton
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Billy the Kid Blake
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George Keymas ...
Jud McCory
John Dierkes ...
'Wild Bill' Monks
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'Doc' Henley
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The Bartender
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'Skunk' Sloan
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Kathy McQueen
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Collingswood
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Col. Carl Dexter
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The town of Primrose, Arizona is beset by outlaws, so the towns people hire Fletcher Bissell III (A.K.A. The Silver Dollar Kid) as their new sheriff. Fletcher is so cowardly the townsfolk are sure that the local outlaws will be too proud to gun him down. This proves to be the case, and the outlaws hire their own cowardly gunfighter, Chicken Farnsworth, to go up against The Silver Dollar Kid. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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7 May 1960 (USA)  »

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The Phil Silvers Special: The Slowest Gun in the West  »

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Edward Brophy's final film. See more »

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"Simpson" refers to two of the outlaws as "Wild Bill Monk" and "Billy the Kid Blake" but the actors playing the roles--John Dierkes and Robert J. Wilke--are credited as playing "Wild Bill Hicock" and "Butcher Blake" on screen. See more »

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Hilarious spoof of westerns
2 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a Phil Silvers Special that was aired on TV in 1960. It is available on DVD or VHS (check Google). This is one of the funniest shows I've ever seen, and I usually don't like Phil Silvers. It has great writing and characters, and is a true spoof of westerns, not forced comedy. There are lots of character actor guest stars, including Marion Ross (Happy Days) as Phil's girlfriend, and Jack Benny in a typically funny role as a cowardly cheapskate. Nat Hiken, who wrote the script, also wrote Silvers' Bilko show from the 50s, and Car 54 Where Are You, an underrated TV show from the 60s with Fred Gwynn. If you want some good laughs and also have in your video collection a delightful nostalgic reminder of "good TV" with no dirty humor or four letter words, do yourself a favor and buy this show.


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