The Shakiest Gun in the West 53 years old

He's so bad he was scalped by a cigar store Indian!!

The Shakiest Gun in the West

Jesse W. Haywood (Don Knotts) graduates from dental school in Philadelphia in 1870 and goes west to become a frontier dentist. Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushing (Barbara Rhoades) is offered a pardon if she will track down a ring of gun smugglers. She tricks Haywood into a sham marriage as a disguise. Haywood inadvertently becomes the legendary "Doc the Haywood" after he guns down "Arnold the Kid".

Credits

The Shakiest Gun in the West Cast

Name Character
Claudia Bryar She was 50, 93 years old when she died as Mrs. Remington (uncredited)
Naomi Stevens She was 42, 92 years old when she died as Squaw (uncredited)
Dub Taylor He was 61, 87 years old when he died as Pop Cushings
Barbara Rhoades She was 21, now 74 years old as Penelope 'Bad Penny' Cushings
Pat Morita He was 36, 73 years old when he died as Wong
Don Knotts He was 43, 81 years old when he died as Dr. Jesse W. Heywood
Eddie Quillan He was 61, 83 years old when he died as Train Porter (uncredited)
Terry Wilson He was 44, 75 years old when he died as Welsh
Leonard Stone He was 44, 87 years old when he died as Bartender (uncredited)
Benny Rubin He was 69, 87 years old when he died as Man at Bar (uncredited)
Myron Healey He was 45, 82 years old when he died as Stage Passenger (uncredited)
John Aniston He was 34, now 88 years old as Indian (uncredited)
Jackie Coogan He was 53, 69 years old when he died as Matthew Basch
Paul Bryar He was 58, 75 years old when he died as Man at Bar (uncredited)
Ed Peck He was 51, 75 years old when he died as Sheriff
Robert Yuro He was 35, now 89 years old as Arnold the Kid
Fay DeWitt She was 33, now 87 years old as Violet
Frank Coghlan, Jr. He was 52, 93 years old when he died as Man at Bar (uncredited)
Arthur Space He was 59, 74 years old when he died as Sheriff Tolliver
Ruth McDevitt She was 72, 80 years old when she died as Mrs. Olive Heywood
Carl Ballantine He was 50, 92 years old when he died as Abel Swanson
Bill Quinn He was 56, 81 years old when he died as U.S. Marshal Arthur Bates (uncredited)
Boyd Stockman He was 52, 82 years old when he died as Stage Driver (uncredited)
Argentina Brunetti She was 60, 98 years old when she died as Squaw (uncredited)
Rodd Redwing He was 63, 66 years old when he died as White Buffalo (uncredited)
Fred Aldrich He was 63, 74 years old when he died as Passerby (uncredited)
Herb Voland He was 49, 62 years old when he died as Dr. Friedlander
I. Stanford Jolley He was 67, 78 years old when he died as Bearded Stage Passenger (uncredited)
Don Barry He was 56, 68 years old when he died as Rev. Zachary Gant
William Christopher He was 35, 84 years old when he died as Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Charles Horvath He was 28, 38 years old when he died as Indian Warrior (uncredited)
Lorna Thayer She was 49, 86 years old when she died as Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Gil Lamb He was 64, 91 years old when he died as Slosh White - Drunk (uncredited)
Edward Faulkner He was 36, now 89 years old as Marshal Sam Huggins
Dick Wilson He was 51, 91 years old when he died as Black Eagle (Indian chief)
Peggy Mondo She was 27, 50 years old when she died as Indian Woman in Stagecoach
E.J. André He was 59, 76 years old when he died as Will Banks (uncredited)
Clyde Howdy He was 47, 48 years old when he died as Man (uncredited)
Hope Summers She was 66, 77 years old when she died as Celia
Mickey Finn He was 21, 41 years old when he died as Father (uncredited)
Dorothy Neumann She was 54, 80 years old when she died as Mrs. Eva Longbaugh (uncredited)
Frank McGrath (actor) He was 65, 64 years old when he died as Mr. Remington
Vaughn Taylor (actor) He was 58, 73 years old when he died as Rev. Longbaugh

The Shakiest Gun in the West Crew

Name Department
Alexander Golitzen as Art Direction. He was 60 (97) years old when He died Art
Henry Larrecq as Art Direction. Art
Vic Mizzy as Music. He was 52 (93) years old when He died Sound
Frank Tashlin as Screenplay. He was 55 (59) years old when He died Writing
Alan Rafkin as Director. He was 39 (73) years old when He died Directing
Edmund L. Hartmann as Screenplay. He was 56 (92) years old when He died Writing
James Fritzell as Screenplay. He was 48 (59) years old when He died Writing
Tony Martinelli as Editor. Editing
Everett Greenbaum as Screenplay. He was 48 (79) years old when He died Writing
Edward Montagne as Producer. He was 56 (91) years old when He died Production
Andrew Jackson as Cinematography. He was 201 (78) years old when He died Crew
The Shakiest Gun in the West poster
The Shakiest Gun in the West (53 years)

He's so bad he was scalped by a cigar store Indian!!

  • Release day: Wednesday, July 10, 1968
  • Runtime: 101 minutes