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The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)

Unrated | | Comedy, Western | 10 July 1968 (USA)
A pardoned stagecoach robber, becomes government agent and marries a naive unsuspecting east-coast dentist in order to join a wagon train and catch the smugglers who have been selling guns to the Indians.

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Matthew Basch
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Rev. Zachary Gant (as Donald Barry)
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Mrs. Olive Heywood
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Mr. Hiram Remington
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Welsh
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Abel Swanson
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Wong
Robert Yuro ...
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Dr. Friedlander (as Herbert Voland)
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Violet
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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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Trivia

Last screen appearance of Frank McGrath (1903-1967) See more »

Goofs

It is mentioned in the movie that the minister on the wagon train is not Pentecostal, but this movie takes place in 1870 and the Pentecostal church wasn't founded until the beginning of the 1900s. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Heywood: I can't believe it. Tonight's our wedding night. In a few hours we'll stop, make camp, have a little supper, then... beddy-bye.
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Connections

Referenced in Beethoven's 3rd (2000) 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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Barney finally gets more than one bullet
22 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Knotts at his inept best as a bumbling dentist who is taken in at every turn by swindlers, gun runners, and a conniving lady outlaw. I liked the use of 2 regular players on "Wagon Train" as members of Knotts party. I didn't like Myron Healy being uncredited.


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