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The Second Greatest Sex (1955)

 -  Musical | Western  -  October 1955 (USA)
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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... 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
Keith Andes ...
Rev. Peter Maxwell
Kathleen Case ...
Tilda Bean
Paul Gilbert ...
Roscoe Dobbs
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Alf Connors
Edna Skinner ...
Cassie Slater
Jimmy Boyd ...
Newt McClure
Cousin Emmy ...
Cousin Emmy (as Cynthia May Carver)
The Midwesterners ...
Western Band
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 A RIP-ROARING SAGE OF THE PRAIRIE IN THOSE SINGIN' DANCIN' HORSE AND BUGGY DAYS! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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October 1955 (USA)  »

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Das gibt es nur in Kansas  »

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THERE'S GONNA BE A WEDDING
Music by Phil Moody
Lyrics by Doris Sherrell (as Pony Sherrell)
Sung by Sharon Bell and chorus
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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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