The Shakiest Gun in the West Poster

Release Date: 1968

DVD Release Date: September 2nd, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
in 1870, bumbling Philadelphia-based dentist Jesse W. Haywood (Don Knotts) travels west to set up a practice in the frontier. There, he meets Penelope Cushings (Barbara Rhoades), a pretty bandit who has agreed to investigate an Indian gun-smuggling operation in exchange for her freedom. When their wagon train is attacked, Penelope shoots several Indians dead. However, Jesse falsely assumes it was his errant gunshots that saved the wagon, and soon earns a reputation as a great gunslinger.

Cast: Don Knotts, Barbara Rhoades, Jackie Coogan, Don "Red" Barry, Ruth McDevitt, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Carl Ballantine

Director: Alan Rafkin

Genres: Comedy, Western

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Amusing, Love, Pursuit, Lighthearted, Transformation