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The Ballad of Josie (1967)

A widow stirs things up in a western town by raising sheep instead of cattle and organizing the local women to demonstrate for women's suffrage.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Josie Minick
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Jason Meredith
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Arch Ogden
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Judge Tatum
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District Attorney Charlie Lord
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Sheriff Fonse Pruitt
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Doc
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Annabelle Pettijohn
Karen Jensen ...
Deborah Wilkes
Elisabeth Fraser ...
Widow Renfrew
Linda Meiklejohn ...
Jenny McCardle
Shirley O'Hara ...
Elizabeth
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Klugg
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Bratsch
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Alpheus Minick
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Storyline

Josie Minick is a widow, who is forced to fend for herself. Josie living in a cattle country, finds herself in odds and war with the cattlemen of the town, when she decides to make a sheep farm her livelihood. Written by Kelly

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IT'S QUICK-DRAW DORIS! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Western

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1 February 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch  »

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$1,320,000 (USA) (31 December 1968)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's theme song was sung by Ron Dante (Billed as Ronnie Dante), who would later become the lead singer of the studio group The Archies, conceived by the animated TV series The Archie Show (1968). The group had several Top-40 hits in the late 1960s, including their biggest hit: "Sugar, Sugar". See more »

Goofs

Josie gets caught on a roll of flypaper, the type of which was not invented until 50 years after the movie was set. See more »

Quotes

Josie Minick: What happened?
Klugg: Boss man and cow feller had a fracas.
[Klugg points toward the ruins of Josie's barn]
Klugg: Barn went thataway.
Josie Minick: Where's Jace?
Klugg: Stove up considerable. We carried him in yonder.
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Connections

Featured in What a Difference a Day Made: Doris Day Superstar (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Wait Till Tomorrow
Lyrics by Jack Lloyd
Music by Gene de Paul
Sung by The Sun Set
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Warm, Funny, Good for the family fare.
24 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A light hearted comedy based on both the range wars of the 1800's and the eternal battle between man and woman. If you're nostalgic for movies without a moral or a lesson, no violence and just plain fun, then this oldie but goo die is for you. Doris Day comes across as a spunky but humorous woman, trying to make her way in a man's world, and her antics are at times, almost classic slapstick. Peter Graves and George Kennedy offer wonderful foils against Doris Day, and even William Talman gets into the mood with more than a few bright quips. The characters of Klugg and Bratsch afford their own dry humor as they sit, observe and bet and comment on the activities of the other characters. The tone of the movie itself is upbeat and fun, and if you like light hearted family fare, then you could do a lot worse than spending an evening with this older flick.


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