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The Shakiest Gun in the West ()


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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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Jesse W. Heywood
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Penelope Cushings
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Basch
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Rev. Zachary Gant (as Donald Barry)
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Olive
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Mr. Remington
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Welsh
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Swanson
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Wong
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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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Indian Chief
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Rev. Longbaugh
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Sheriff
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Huggins (as Ed Faulkner)
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Sheriff Tolliver
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Phelps (as Gregory Mullavy)
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Passerby (uncredited)
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Will Banks (uncredited)
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Indian (uncredited)
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Leonard - Photographer (uncredited)
Vincent Barbi ...
Cowpoke (uncredited)
Katherine Barrett ...
Miss Stevenson (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Jim Boles ...
Big Spring Townsman (uncredited)
Jimmie Booth ...
Wagon Train Member (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ...
Passerby at Train Station (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ...
Man in Graduation Audience (uncredited)
John Breen ...
Passerby (uncredited)
Barry Brooks ...
Cowpoke (uncredited)
Loren Brown ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Squaw (uncredited)
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Mrs. Remington (uncredited)
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Man at Bar (uncredited)
Stephen Burnette ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Ceil Cabot ...
Mother (uncredited)
Fred Catania ...
Backslapper (uncredited)
Albert Cavens ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Hotel Manager (uncredited)
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Man at Bar (uncredited)
Robert Cole ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Mr. Baker (uncredited)
Cal Currens ...
Scout (uncredited)
Tony Dante ...
Dental Patient (uncredited)
Tom DeMent ...
Cowpoke (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Matt Emery ...
Cowboy (uncredited)
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Father (uncredited)
Raven Grey Eagle ...
Indian (uncredited)
Drew Harmon ...
Student (uncredited)
Bob Harvey ...
Cowboy (uncredited)
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Stage Passenger (uncredited)
Jason Heller ...
Student (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ...
Man at Graduation Ceremony (uncredited)
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Indian Warrior (uncredited)
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Man (uncredited)
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Old Man (uncredited)
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Townsman at Barricade (uncredited)
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Bearded Stage Passenger (uncredited)
Jimmy Joyce ...
Bystander (uncredited)
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Lookout (uncredited)
Sean Kennedy ...
Student (uncredited)
Ed Kerr ...
Man in Graduation Audience (uncredited)
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Young Girl Watching Shootout (uncredited)
Lee Krikorian ...
Cowboy (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ...
Cowboy (uncredited)
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Slosh White - Drunk (uncredited)
Athena Lorde ...
Old Mexican Lady (uncredited)
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Screaming Woman (uncredited)
Jeff Malloy ...
Student (uncredited)
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Conductor (uncredited)
John McKee ...
Cowpoke in Saloon (uncredited)
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Squaw (uncredited)
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96-Year-Old Woman (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ...
Man at Graduation Ceremony (uncredited)
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Squaw (uncredited)
Phil Montgomery ...
Conductor (uncredited)
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Ernie (uncredited)
Irwin Mosley ...
Cowboy (uncredited)
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Old Artimus (uncredited)
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Mrs. Eva Longbaugh (uncredited)
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Man Going Upstairs (uncredited)
Gerry Okuneff ...
Backslapper (uncredited)
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Train Porter (uncredited)
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U.S. Marshal Arthur Bates (uncredited)
Teddy Quinn ...
Little Willie (uncredited)
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White Buffalo (uncredited)
Bruce Rhodewalt ...
Barber (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Clark Ross ...
Man in Graduation Audience (uncredited)
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Man at Bar (uncredited)
J.J. Smith ...
Rider (uncredited)
Walter Smith ...
Barfly (uncredited)
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Squaw (uncredited)
Jimmy Stiles ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Stage Driver (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
Clay Tanner ...
Deputy (uncredited)
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Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Jim Thayne ...
Bigson (uncredited)
Bruce Todd ...
Lyle (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Townsman (uncredited)
George Tracy ...
Barfly (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ...
Barfly (uncredited)
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Tillie (uncredited)
John Zimeas ...
Dental Patient (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alan Rafkin ... (directed by)

Written by

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James Fritzell ... (screenplay) (as Jim Fritzell) &
Everett Greenbaum ... (screenplay)
 
Edmund L. Hartmann ... (based on the screenplay by) (as Edmund Hartmann) and
Frank Tashlin ... (based on the screenplay by)

Produced by

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Edward Montagne ... producer (produced by) (as Edward J. Montagne)

Music by

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Vic Mizzy ... (music)

Cinematography by

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Andrew Jackson ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Tony Martinelli ... film editor

Art Direction by

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Alexander Golitzen
Henry Larrecq

Set Decoration by

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John McCarthy Jr. ... (as John McCarthy)
Perry Murdock

Costume Design by

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Grady Hunt

Makeup Department

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Larry Germain ... hair stylist
Bud Westmore ... makeup artist

Production Management

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James Paisley ... unit production manager (as Jim Paisley)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joseph E. Kenney ... assistant director (as Joseph Kenny)

Sound Department

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David H. Moriarty ... sound
Waldon O. Watson ... sound

Visual Effects by

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Albert Whitlock ... matte supervisor
Henry Schoessler ... matte crew (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jimmie Booth ... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Brutsche ... stunts (uncredited)
Polly Burson ... stunt double: Barbara Rhoades (uncredited)
Billy Burton ... stunts (uncredited)
Hank Calia ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Coontz ... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Horvath ... stunts (uncredited)
Clyde Howdy ... stunts (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes ... stunts (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ... stunts (uncredited)
Gene Pinkerton ... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd Stockman ... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Walls ... stunts (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... stunts (uncredited)

Music Department

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Joseph Gershenson ... music supervisor

Additional Crew

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Phill Norman ... title designer
Billy Sands ... assistant to producer
Cecil Combs ... Stand-In (uncredited)
Dominic Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
Rene Veluzat ... stand-in: Don Knotts (uncredited)
Sherri Zak ... stand-in: Barbara Rhoades (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines S-s-s-s-stick'em u-u-u-UP!??? See more »
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Also Known As
  • El pistolero más tembloroso del Oeste (Spain)
  • Pancser a vadnyugaton (Hungary)
  • Дантист на диком западе (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Arma cea mai tremurătoare din Vest (Romania)
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  • 101 min
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Trivia Herb Voland's first film role. See more »
Goofs When Heywood and the female patient start to fight, you can tell that they are stunt men, as Heywood's hair is all wrong and the "lady" is very muscular. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997). See more »
Soundtracks The Shakiest Gun in the West See more »
Quotes [On his dream of opening a dress shop]
Pop: Just because I'm rough 'n' dirty 'n' don't wear underwear, doesn't mean I'm not artistic.
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