Was on the imdb today, reading up on Don Knotts, checking out the entry for his 1976 Disney comedy No Deposit, No Return (co-starring, co-incidentally, Darren McGavin) whereupon I came across this fun fact:
Don Knotts said that one day, while he was filming scenes for this project in the San Francisco airport, a director approached him and said he would like to cast him in a dramatic film one day. Although it never happened, Knotts said he was flattered by the offer.I like to think it would have been for The Osterman Weekend.
The director was Sam Peckinpah.
Now I want to find out more about Don Knotts' dramatic side.