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 vowes to fight on. Shelleen manages to ride sideways in several scenes, while minstrels sing the ballad of Cat Ballou in between scenes. Written by
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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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reportedly didn't understand the film when she read the script, but because she was under contract to Columbia Pictures at the time, she had no choice but to take the role of Cat Ballou. See more
As the gang has robbed the safe at the train and are ready to jump, they aren't holding anything in their hands as they start jumping off. In the next scene however, as they land on the ground they are holding money sacks from the train. 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.
Opening credits are shown on the pages of a large book; an uncredited pair of hands turn the pages in time with the music. See more
Referenced in There Goes My Baby
Performed by Lee Marvin See more