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The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)

 -  Comedy | Western  -  10 July 1968 (USA)
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Jesse W. Haywood graduates from dental school in Philadelphia in 1870 and goes west "to fight oral ignorance." Meanwhile stagecoach robber Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushing is offered a pardon ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Jesse W. Heywood
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Penelope 'Bad Penny' Cushings
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Matthew Basch
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Rev. Zachary Gant (as Donald Barry)
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Mrs. Olive Heywood
Frank McGrath ...
Mr. Hiram Remington
Terry Wilson ...
Welsh
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Abel Swanson
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Wong
Robert Yuro ...
Arnold the Kid
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Dr. Friedlander (as Herbert Voland)
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Violet
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Pop McGovern
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Celia
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Black Eagle (Indian chief)
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Storyline

Jesse W. Haywood graduates from dental school in Philadelphia in 1870 and goes west "to fight oral ignorance." Meanwhile stagecoach robber Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushing is offered a pardon if she will track down a ring of gun smugglers. She tricks the bungling Haywood into a fictitious marriage as a disguise, and he becomes the heroic "Doc the Haywood" after he guns down "Arnold the Kid" and performs other exploits with Penny's help (unbeknown to him or anyone else). Written by Doug Shafer <dsshafer@uncc.edu>

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Comedy | Western

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Unrated

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10 July 1968 (USA)  »

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Pancser a vadnyugaton  »

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Trivia

One of William Christopher's unaccredited roles playing as the hotel manager. See more »

Goofs

During the gunfight with the Indians, the same Indian wearing brown leather leggings and a gray long-sleeve shirt and riding a Pinto pony with a red halter and a purple saddle blanket is shot down two different times. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Heywood: [drunk] Failure, failure, failure, failure, failure, failure, failure. That's the story of my life, you know. Two things have always been my downfall - I have always been the most failure of anybody, and I'm too thin.
Saloon Girl: [drunk] But I don't think you're too thin.
Jesse Heywood: Ah, it's all bloat. Bloated thin failure! That's me.
[waggles both of his thumbs at himself]
Saloon Girl: I think you're wonderful. I just love a man that can't make his mark in life.
Jesse Heywood: Uhuh Penny, uhuh Penny, she's really something, you know that?
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

The Shakiest Gun in the West
Words and Music by Jerry Keller and Dave Blume
Sung by The Wilburn Brothers
Courtesy Decca Records
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Don knotts is a comical genius...
14 May 2000 | by (Tulsa Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie,by accident.It reminded me a lot,of the book,The Puppy Who Lost his Way.It was filled with well written classic comedy,that I can only see Mr. Knotts performing. The boy,being society.I think it was followed in spirit by other films further down the line.Funny Farm,and it's own references to a miss-adventures in an element that is not ones own. I give it four and a half stars on a scale of five.Two thumbs up,fine holiday fun.....


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