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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A gen-u-ine movie first! A way-out whopper! A funny movie? YOU BET IT IS...!
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Did You Know?
The film's horse trainer told Elliot Silverstein
that the scene where a horse leans against a wall with its front legs crossed could not be shot because horses don't cross their legs, then that it might be possible if he had a couple of days. Silverstein invoked his rank as director and gave him an hour. The trainer plied the horse with sugar cubes while repeatedly pushing its leg into position, and they were able to get the shot. See more
When Cat is in the jail cell, the bars on her cell window appear and disappear between shots. 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 traditional Columbia logo turns into a cartoon figure who strips her gown off, and becomes a caricature of Jane Fonda
in a cowboy outfit. She then fires her guns into the air, the ground, and across her body multiple times! See more
Referenced in The Legend of Zorro
Performed by Lee Marvin See more