A young woman 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
Guy Raymond ...
Doc
Audrey Christie ...
Annabelle Pettijohn
Karen Jensen ...
Deborah Wilkes
Elisabeth Fraser ...
Widow Renfrew
Linda Meiklejohn ...
Jenny McCardle
Shirley O'Hara ...
Elizabeth
Timothy Scott ...
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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When she goes West...the West goes chicken! See more »

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Comedy | Western

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1 February 1967 (USA)  »

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Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of David Hartman. 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

The Ballad of Josie
Lyrics by Floyd Huddleston
Music by Don Costa
Sung by Ron Dante (as Ronnie Dante)
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Too many problems with this film.
15 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The problem with this film is that it tried so hard to be funny with some really stupid slap-stick routines that just seemed out-of-place for such a fine cast. Doris Day was not really that bad playing the lead in her charming ways. And even Peter Graves did better than expected as he was cast next to the beautiful Ms Day. The movie was more about comedy than a western -making this somewhat better had it be placed in more modern times than dirty and dusty west. Even from the beginning with the modern song that introduced the title characters, the viewer had a feeling that this was not going to be pretty. This movie tried to be a western but with its fancy talk and high priced wardrobes it just had a feel of being unbelievable. Which leads us to the biggest problem with this film- not believable.

The plot, the writing, the situations, the comedy, the drama and the look of this movie all seem to be wrong. And all these factor usually make for a disaster of a show. But the fine actors is what saves this movie from being an all-out wreck. This is not a movie that I would want to watch again but would recommend watching just to see the many fine actors. Just did not have the combination or interest for a good film.


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