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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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
When Clay is holding back the Sheriff he says "Hit him!" three times. The first time his mouth is not moving. 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 21 Jump Street
The Ballad of Cat Ballou
Performed by Stubby Kaye
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