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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Cat Ballou Is All A Ball!
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Did You Know?
Based loosely on the true story of the "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" gang, who were one of many robber bands who dwelt between heists at the Hole-in-the-Wall in Wyoming. The character of Cat Ballou is equivalent to the real life robber "Etta Place" whose true identity is unknown. See more
When Catherine is on the train at the beginning, she addresses her teacher as "Mrs. Parker", but when talking to Jed a minute later she refers to her as "Miss Parker". 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
Featured in The Legend of 'Cat Ballou'
Performed by Lee Marvin See more