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The Second Greatest Sex (1955)

Approved | | Musical, Western | 14 November 1955 (UK)
In 1880, Osawkie, Kansas is feuding with rival town Mandaroon over which will be county seat, keeping the town's men away from home most of the time. The last straw is when Matt Davis feels... See full summary »

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Katy Connors
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Job McClure
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Birdie Snyder
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Rev. Peter Maxwell
Kathleen Case ...
Tilda Bean
Paul Gilbert ...
Roscoe Dobbs
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Alf Connors
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Cassie Slater
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Newt McClure
Cousin Emmy ...
Cousin Emmy (as Cynthia May Carver)
The Midwesterners ...
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Ward Ellis ...
Zachary Bean
Mary Marlo ...
Sarah 'Ma' McClure
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In 1880, Osawkie, Kansas is feuding with rival town Mandaroon over which will be county seat, keeping the town's men away from home most of the time. The last straw is when Matt Davis feels compelled to go on a new foray on his wedding night; his bride Liza (just call her Lysistrata) takes teacher Cassie's advice and organizes a marital strike to make the men-folk stop their nonsense. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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IT'S FUN! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Musical | Western

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14 November 1955 (UK)  »

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Das gibt es nur in Kansas  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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2.55 : 1
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Connections

Version of The Girls (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

TRAVELIN' MAN
Music by Phil Moody
Lyrics by Doris Sherrell (as Pony Sherrell)
Sung and Danced by Paul Gilbert and chorus
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Craziest Bad Movie To Love
26 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the nuttiest musicals ever put on film. I caught it a few years ago early in the morning on AMC. Let's just say it starts out with a big production number of all these women caterwauling about "What good is a woman without a man" and goes down(?)hill from there. With lyrics like "The Lysistrata, the Lysistrata, cuz we gotta gotta gotta get our men back" Oi! Throw in Mamie Van Doren, Bert Lahr and a dream ballet with Tommy Rall, what more could you want? If you can catch it, it's worth the time for the jaw dropping factor alone.


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