The Shakiest Gun in the West (DVD, 2003)

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Product Details

  Mfr: Universal Studios   Model: MHV61020548DVD #5077295   UPC: 025192054822
(Manufacturer # MHV61020548DVD ) Plot
    This hilarious oater finds Jesse Heywood (Don Knotts) as a Philadelphia dentist who leaves his home to open a new practice on the western frontier. The hapless dentist is saved by the expert gun handling of Penny (Barbara Rhoades), a reformed bandit trying to earn a pardon by intercepting gun shipments to hostile Indians. After several more situations in which Penny saves the nervous newcomer, Jesse believes he has exceptional firearms prowess and believes himself to be a hero. Comedy ensues when the jumpy Jesse faces a bevy of bad men and nervously clutches a six shooter with a very unsteady hand. Penny has to help the pseudo-hero out of even more trouble before they can ride off together into the sunset. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi
Movie Type
    Comedy, Western
Movie Level Themes
    Taming the West, Unlikely Heroes
Movie Level Tones
    Stylish, Humorous, Silly, Light

DVD Features

  • Original theatrical trailer
    AMG Rating
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      • UPC:
      • Region Code: 1
      • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
      • Presentation: Wide Screen
      • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
      • Language: English
      • Subtitles: English, Français, Español
      • Time: 1:41:00
      • Reviews (1)

        • Anonymous
          4 years, 1 month ago at Barnes & Noble

          4.0 / 5.0

          A family safe comedy at which boys particularly will laugh, with lots of sight gags. It actually has some funny lines adults will enjoy too, despite the standard plot. There are a couple of pretty harmless scenes where Don Knott's character wants to consumate his marriage (to a reformed stage coach theif who marries him only to go west) and where a Native American man flirts with him when Knotts is dressed as a Native American woman.