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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's original novel was a serious western. The comedy elements were added for the film. See more
When the "runaway" beer wagon topples over, a cable can be seen running from the top of its "Brennan's Brewery" sign to the left foreground, pulling the wagon over. 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 opening Columbia logo is followed by the first verse of the "Cat Ballou" song, sung by Nat 'King' Cole
and Stubby Kaye
, complete with scenes of the town. We then see go to the opening credits. See more
Referenced in Rango
The Ballad of Cat Ballou
Performed by Stubby Kaye
& Nat 'King' Cole See more