Westerns Channel Fires Off Six-Gun Salute To Don Knotts - 'The Shakiest Gun in the West'

Four-Film Marathon on April 28 is Full of Fun From Legendary Actor



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Starz Encore's Westerns Channel

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Western's six-gun salute to Don
 Knotts, ventriloquist-turned-Emmy-Award-winning-actor, isn't just lip service.
 The high-strung comic actor was never quick on the draw in Mayberry and, well,
 you could say he was never quick on the draw -- but, he is fun to watch in
 some of Western films' most entertaining moments:
 
     --  "The Shakiest Gun in the West" (4:30 p.m.) -- A Philadelphia dentist
         (Knotts), hoping to set up practice in the West, inadvertently gets
         mixed up with outlaws.  Co-starring Barbara Rhoades.  (1968)
 
     --  "Hot Lead and Cold Feet" (6:20 p.m.) -- A tough father is out to take
         control of a small western town with the help of his twin sons, a
         gunfighter and a mild-mannered coward.  Starring John Williams, Jim
         Dale and Don Knotts.  (1978)
 
     --  "The Apple Dumpling Gang" (8:00 p.m.) -- A bachelor (Bill Bixby) is
         saddled with three orphans who discover a large gold nugget that
         attracts the interest of a pair of bumbling crooks (Don Knotts and Tim
         Conway).  Co-starring Slim Pickens and Harry Morgan.  (1975)
 
     --  "The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again" (9:45 p.m.) -- Don Knotts and
         Tim Conway return as bumbling outlaws in the Old West.  Co-starring
         Tim Matheson.  (1979)
 
     For further information please contact: Steve Belgard, 303-267-5843,
 steve.belgard@starzencore.com, or Kate McCreary, 303-712-6269,
 kate.mccreary@starzencore.com, both of Westerns Channel.
 
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    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Western's six-gun salute to Don
 Knotts, ventriloquist-turned-Emmy-Award-winning-actor, isn't just lip service.
 The high-strung comic actor was never quick on the draw in Mayberry and, well,
 you could say he was never quick on the draw -- but, he is fun to watch in
 some of Western films' most entertaining moments:
 
     --  "The Shakiest Gun in the West" (4:30 p.m.) -- A Philadelphia dentist
         (Knotts), hoping to set up practice in the West, inadvertently gets
         mixed up with outlaws.  Co-starring Barbara Rhoades.  (1968)
 
     --  "Hot Lead and Cold Feet" (6:20 p.m.) -- A tough father is out to take
         control of a small western town with the help of his twin sons, a
         gunfighter and a mild-mannered coward.  Starring John Williams, Jim
         Dale and Don Knotts.  (1978)
 
     --  "The Apple Dumpling Gang" (8:00 p.m.) -- A bachelor (Bill Bixby) is
         saddled with three orphans who discover a large gold nugget that
         attracts the interest of a pair of bumbling crooks (Don Knotts and Tim
         Conway).  Co-starring Slim Pickens and Harry Morgan.  (1975)
 
     --  "The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again" (9:45 p.m.) -- Don Knotts and
         Tim Conway return as bumbling outlaws in the Old West.  Co-starring
         Tim Matheson.  (1979)
 
     For further information please contact: Steve Belgard, 303-267-5843,
 steve.belgard@starzencore.com, or Kate McCreary, 303-712-6269,
 kate.mccreary@starzencore.com, both of Westerns Channel.
 
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