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The Second Greatest Sex (1955)

Approved | | Musical, Western | October 1955 (USA)
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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Liza McClure
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Matt Davis
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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)
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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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Das gibt es nur in Kansas  »

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THE SECOND GREATEST SEX
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Bert Lahr; also uncredited voices behind end credits
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Craziest Bad Movie To Love
26 August 2003 | by (New York) – 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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