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The Shakiest Gun in the West [1968]
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Director:Alan Rafkin
Writer:Edmund L. Hartmann
Everett Greenbaum
Frank Tashlin
James Fritzell
Composer:Vic Mizzy
Length:101 minutes
(1 hour 41 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:5.9/10
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: A newly graduated dentist heads west to bring oral hygiene to the frontier.


Reaction: Great example of a Don Knotts movie. Not his best, but quite entertaining.


Personal Rating: 7/10

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Alan Rafkin => Director
Edmund L. Hartmann => Writer
Everett Greenbaum => Writer
Frank Tashlin => Writer
James Fritzell => Writer
Vic Mizzy => Composer
Barbara Rhoades => Penelope 'Bad Penny' Cushings
Carl Ballantine => Abel Swanson
Dick Wilson => Black Eagle (Indian chief)
Don 'Red' Barry => Rev. Zachary Gant (as Donald Barry)
Don Knotts => Dr. Jesse W. Heywood
Dub Taylor => Pop McGovern
Ed Peck => Sheriff
Fay DeWitt => Violet
Frank McGrath => Mr. Remington
Herb Voland => Dr. Friedlander (as Herbert Voland)
Hope Summers => Celia
Jackie Coogan => Matthew Basch
Myron Healey => Stage Passenger (uncredited)
Pat Morita => Wong
Robert Yuro => Arnold the Kid
Ruth McDevitt => Olive
Terry Wilson => Welsh
William Christopher => Hotel manager

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Herb Voland's first film role.
  • Dick Wilson, here playing Black Eagle, the Indian chief, is the father of Melanie Wilson and is best known for his portrayal of "Mr. Whipple" for 25 years in Charmin commercials.