Cat(herine) Ballou's family farm is being threatened by the Rail Road. She sends for Kid Shelleen, finding him to be the drunkest gunfighter in the west. When her father is killed by the rail road magnate's gunman, she vows to fight on. Shelleen manages to ride sideways in several scenes, while minstrels sing the ballad of Cat Ballou in between scenes.
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It's That Way-Out Whopper Of A Funny Western...A She-Bang To End All She-Bangs!
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Did You Know?
According to Jane Fonda
, production moved at a brisk pace - "It seemed we'd never do two takes unless the camera broke down. The producers had us working overtime day after day, until one morning Lee Marvin
took me aside. 'Jane,' he said, 'we are the stars of this movie. If we let the producers walk all over us, if we don't stand up for ourselves, you know who suffers most? The crew. The guys who don't have the power we do to say, 'Sh*t, no, we're workin' too hard.' You have to get some backbone, girl. Learn to say no when they ask you to keep working.'" See more
The two men who sing and play the banjo in the beginning of the film are quite obviously not playing their instruments. See more
Professor Sam The Shade
, The Sunrise Kid
Well now friends just lend an ear for you're now about to hear the Ballad of Cat Ballou.
The opening Columbia logo is followed by the first verse of the "Cat Ballou" song, sung by the Shouters Nat 'King' Cole
and Stubby Kaye
as a prologue. See more
The Ballad of Cat Ballou
Written by Mack David
and Jerry Livingston
Performed by Stubby Kaye
& Nat 'King' Cole See more