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Hot Lead and Cold Feet -- Twin brothers compete for possession of a rickety cow town their father founded.


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Release Date:
5 July 1978 (USA) See more »
A Blazing Saga Of Hot Lead and Cold Feet
This saga of the old west involves twin brothers who compete for possession of a rickety cow town founded by their father while a crooked mayor tries to put an end to the competitors so he can inherit the town himself. | Add synopsis »
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Jim Dale ... Eli Bloodshy / Wild Billy Bloodshy / Jasper Bloodshy

Karen Valentine ... Jenny

Don Knotts ... Sheriff Denver Kid

Jack Elam ... Rattlesnake

Darren McGavin ... Mayor Ragsdale

John Williams ... Mansfield
Warren Vanders ... Boss Snead
Debbie Lytton ... Roxanne
Michael Sharrett ... Marcus
David S. Cass Sr. ... Jack (as Dave Cass)
Richard Wright ... Pete

Don 'Red' Barry ... Bartender

James Van Patten ... Jake (as Jimmy Van Patten)
Gregg Palmer ... Jeff
Ed Bakey ... Joshua
John Steadman ... Old Codger
Eric Server ... Cowboy 1

Paul Lukather ... Cowboy 2

Hap Lawrence ... Cowboy 3
Robert Rothwell ... Cowboy 4
Terry Nichols ... Prisoner

Dal McKennon ... Saloon Man 1 (as Dallas McKennon)
Stanley Clements ... Saloon Man 2
Don Brodie ... Saloon Man 3
Warde Donovan ... Saloon Man 4
Ron Honthaner ... Saloon Man 5
Norland Benson ... Farmer 1

Jack Bender ... Farmer 3
Jim Whitecloud ... Indian Chief
Brad Weston ... Indian
Russ Fast ... Official 2
Mike Howden ... Official 3
Art Burke ... Official 4
James Michaelford ... Dead-Eye

Directed by
Robert Butler 
Writing credits
Joseph L. McEveety (screenplay) (as Joe McEveety) and
Arthur Alsberg (screenplay) &
Don Nelson (screenplay)

Rod Piffath (story)

Produced by
Kevin Corcoran .... associate producer
Christopher Hibler .... co-producer
Ron Miller .... producer
Original Music by
Buddy Baker 
Cinematography by
Frank V. Phillips (director of photography) (as Frank Phillips)
Film Editing by
Ray de Leuw 
Art Direction by
John B. Mansbridge 
Frank T. Smith 
Set Decoration by
Frank R. McKelvy 
Costume Design by
Ron Talsky 
Makeup Department
Charlene Johnson .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist
Lynn F. Reynolds .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
John D. Bloss .... production manager (as John Bloss)
Paul Nichols .... unit production manager (as Paul 'Tiny' Nichols)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Nichols .... assistant director (as Paul 'Tiny' Nichols)
Jerram A. Swartz .... second assistant director (as Jerram Swartz)
Wallace Jones .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Charles Bellina .... property master (uncredited)
LeRoy Deane .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Carl Hansen .... second property master (uncredited)
Eric A. Hulett .... set dresser (uncredited)
Hollis Jenkins .... set painter (uncredited)
Mel Johnson .... leadman (uncredited)
Gary Martin .... set coordinator (uncredited)
Phillip Michaels .... greensman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ben Hendricks .... sound editor (as Ben F. Hendricks)
Herb Taylor .... sound supervisor
Greg Valtierra .... sound mixer (as Gregory Valtierra)
Ron Cooper .... boom operator (uncredited)
George Ronconi .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Hal Bigger .... special effects
Art Cruickshank .... special effects
Billy Lee .... special effects
Danny Lee .... special effects
Eustace Lycett .... special effects
David Domeyer .... special effects (uncredited)
Allen Hurd .... special effects crew (uncredited)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as Bill Burton)
Steven Chambers .... stunts
Jean Coulter .... stunts
David R. Ellis .... stunts (as David Ellis)
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunts (as Dean Ferrandini)
Donna Hall .... stunts
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunts (as Hank Hooker)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
Hugh Hooker .... stunts
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (as Tom Huff)
Julie Ann Johnson .... stunts
Gage Nelson .... stunts
Chad Randall .... stunts
Dave Rodgers .... stunts
Fred Waugh .... stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Lloyd Ahern II .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bernie Bayless .... best boy (uncredited)
Carl Boles .... gaffer (uncredited)
Rollie Lane .... still photographer (uncredited)
Leonard J. South .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chuck Keehne .... costumes
Emily Sundby .... costumes
Mary Dye .... wardrobe: ladies (uncredited)
John George .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
James Kelly .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Walter Sheets .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Danny Delgado .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Chuck Jeglinski .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Irv Corsun .... location auditor (uncredited)
Bill Degeneres .... set craft service (uncredited)
Jay K. Fishburn .... ramrod (uncredited)
Lloyd Nelson .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Bill Schneider .... location manager (uncredited)
Leonard Shannon .... publicist (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Hot Lead & Cold Feet" - USA (poster title)
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90 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
Australia:G | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:K-8 | Iceland:L | Norway:12 | USA:G (certificate. 25185)
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Did You Know?

Actor Jim Dale portrayed three characters: Eli Bloodshy, Jasper Bloodshy and Wild Billy Bloodshy.See more »
Continuity: People shoot more than six bullets out of six shooters, without reloading.See more »
Wild Billy:I don't NEED no spittin' image!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »
May the Best Man WinSee more »


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The divine hand of Providence, 28 November 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

British comedian Jim Dale was starring in a lot of Walt Disney films that Dean Jones was apparently unavailable for in the Seventies. One of them was this western comedy Hot Lead And Cold Feet where Dale got to play three different roles where he tread on Alec Guinness territory.

Dale plays a father with two twin sons, one of them taken by their mother when she split from Dale. The one who stayed with Dale became a notorious gunfighter, the other was raised in Philadelphia and served in the army that General Booth started. I imagine that there were legal technicalities that prevented Disney Studios from outrightly saying it was the Salvation Army.

In any event the father fakes his own death and there is a will that leaves the holdings of an entire town to the winner of a race that the two sons have to participate in. So the missionary Dale finds out when he goes west with two young orphans Debbie Lytton and Michael Sharrett. It's a kind old west marathon with a pentathlon of sorts involved as well. Gunfighter Dale of course is ready to do in his missionary brother. But a certain divine hand of Providence seems to be watching over the missionary. Definitely has to be because he's also getting new school teacher Karen Valentine in the bargain.

Don Knotts as the sheriff and Jack Elam a notorious former outlaw whose best days are behind him provide a few laughs. Ever since Knotts was Barney Fife he was always being cast as comic authority figures. And there's Darren McGavin who has his own ideas about the Dale fortune should be used for.

With so many familiar and talented faces in the cast of Hot Lead And Cold Feet you know it's going to be good. Dale does a wonderful job investing the father and three sons he plays with a certain individuality in each role. This film is still good family entertainment.

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