The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968) starring Don Knotts, Barbara Rhoades
But then the agent who was going to pose as her husband is murdered, and she sets her sights on the first available single man— Don Knotts! After a rocky introduction, the beautiful Penny has our hero besides himself, pretending to have a toothache, and soon has them both in front of a preacher, getting married — despite the groom’s protests. Sealed with a kiss, the newlyweds join the wagon train. Then, along with the audience they meet various members of the wagon train, including the gun runners: a pretend “preacher” (Don ‘Red’ Barry) and his minion, Jackie Coogan.
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Funny movie quotes from The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968) starring Don Knotts
[On his dream of opening a dress shop]
Pop: Just because I’m rough ‘n’ dirty ‘n’ don’t wear underwear, doesn’t mean I’m not creative.
Deputy: I don’t know anything about grabbing women! I ain’t a married man!
Penny: I have a terrible toothache.
Jesse Heywood (Don Knotts): [staring at her] Is it in your mouth?
Penny: Your hands! The hands of a surgeon!
Jesse Heywood (Don Knotts): Well, hands have always run in my family.
Jesse Heywood (Don Knotts): I can’t believe it. Tonight’s our wedding night. In a few hours we’ll stop, make camp, have a little supper, then… beddy bye.
Jesse Heywood (Don Knotts): [drunk in bar] I’m not a failure. I’m a dentist, a REAL dentist! And I’ll tell you what I’m gonna do I’m gonna spread dental health across the West like a plague!
Jesse Heywood (Don Knotts): [drunk] Brush your dentist twice a day, visit your toothbrush once a year.
Cast of characters
- Don Knotts (The Andy Griffith Show, The Incredible Mr. Limpet) … Dr. Jesse W. Heywood
- Barbara Rhoades (Harry and Tonto) … Penelope ‘Bad Penny’ Cushings
- Jackie Coogan (The Kid, The Addams Family) … Matthew Basch
- Don “Red” Barry (It’s a Wonderful Life) … Rev. Zachary Gant
- Burt Mustin as Old Artimus
- Ruth McDevitt (The Birds) Olive
- Frank McGrath (The Reluctant Astronaut) … Mr. Remington
- Terry Wilson (Westworld 1973) … Welsh
- Carl Ballantine (McHale’s Navy) … Abel Swanson
- Pat Morita (The Karate Kid) … Wong
- Dub Taylor (No Time for Sergeants) … Pop McGovern
- Edward Faulkner (The Navy vs The Night Monsters) … Huggins
- Myron Healey (The Unearthly) … Stage Passenger
- William Christopher (M*A*S*H, With Six You Get Eggroll) … Hotel Manager