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Hot Lead & Cold Feet [1978] (1 disc)

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Director:Robert Butler
Writer:Arthur Alsberg
Don Nelson
Joseph L. McEveety
Composer:Buddy Baker
Length:90 minutes
(1 hour 30 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:5.2/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Comedy
  • Kids
  • Family
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Synopsis: Eli Bloodshy receives word of the passing of his father and heads out west to collect his inheritance.


Reaction: Fun film. Great movie for an evening with the family.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Cast and Crew
Robert Butler => Director
Arthur Alsberg => Writer
Don Nelson => Writer
Joseph L. McEveety => Writer
Buddy Baker => Composer
Darren McGavin => Mayor Ragsdale
Don 'Red' Barry => Bartender
Don Knotts => Denver Kid
Jack Elam => Rattlesnake
Jim Dale => Eli / Wild Billy / Jasper Bloodshy
John Williams [II] => Mansfield
Karen Valentine => Jenny
Warren Vanders => Boss Snead

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Eli Bloodshy's (Jim Dale's) #11 Iron Donkey train seen in the film is now located at the Big Thunder Railroad at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
  • Although promotional material for this film prominently featured Don Knotts, he was only fourth-billed, and in a supporting role.
  • The film's theatrical support accompaniment was a remake of the earlier Disney short The Wind in the Willows (1949) remade as The Madcap Adventures of Mr. Toad (1975).
  • The name of the western town was Bloodshy. The population of the place was twenty.
  • Listen for the "Goofy scream" at the teepee goes over the cliff.
  • Darren McGavin passed away just one day after Don Knotts' death in February 2006.
  • The tagline on posters for this film reads "A blazing saga of Hot Lead and Cold Feet", obviously meant to connect with Mel Brooks' earlier western comedy hit Blazing Saddles (1974).
  • Final film of actor John Williams [II] (not the Oscar winning composer).
  • Final film for Walt Disney Pictures by Director Robert Butler.