MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,213 this week

The Ballad of Josie (1967)

 -  Comedy | Western  -  1 February 1967 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 546 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 2 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 23 Oct 2011
 
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 29 Jun 2012
 
a list of 386 titles
created 15 Mar 2013
 
a list of 4070 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 5632 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Ballad of Josie (1967)

The Ballad of Josie (1967) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Ballad of Josie.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world".

Director: Richard Quine
Stars: Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs
Midnight Lace (1960)
Thriller | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In London, a newly-wed American woman's sanity comes into question, when she claims to be the victim of a stalker.

Director: David Miller
Stars: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Romantic misunderstandings abound when spouses suspect each other of being unfaithful, and a nightclub singer takes a cruise under a false identity.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, Busby Berkeley
Stars: Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Doris Day
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Broadway director helps the West Point cadets put on a show, aided by two lovely ladies and assorted complications.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Doris Day
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Three years into their loving marriage with two infant daughters at home in Los Angeles, Nicholas Arden and Ellen Wagstaff Arden are on a plane that goes down in the South Pacific. Although... See full summary »

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Poor health and alcoholism force Grover Cleveland Alexander out of baseball, but through his wife's faithful efforts, he gets a chance for a comeback and redemption.

Director: Lewis Seiler
Stars: Doris Day, Ronald Reagan, Frank Lovejoy
Biography | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Songwriter Gus Kahn gets the Hollywood treatment. The film chronicles his success and decline, with his wife Grace sticking by him the whole time.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Doris Day, Danny Thomas, Frank Lovejoy
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Conceited singer Garry Mitchell refuses to renew his radio contract, so agent Doug Blake decides to find a new personality to replace Garry. In New York, he finds Martha Gibson, a single ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Jack Carson, Doris Day, Lee Bowman
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A waitress at the Warner Brothers commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when actors Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan agree to help her.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Doris Day, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A Debt-ridden circus is saved by an well-meaning but inept publicity man Pop Wonder.

Director: Charles Walters
Stars: Doris Day, Jimmy Durante, Stephen Boyd
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A series of misunderstandings leaves an advertising executive with a campaign for a product which has not been invented yet while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor.

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall
Certificate: Passed Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.

Director: Charles Vidor
Stars: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Josie Minick
...
Jason Meredith
...
Arch Ogden
...
Judge Tatum
...
District Attorney Charlie Lord
...
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
...
Bratsch
...
Alpheus Minick
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

DORIS (CALAMITY JOSIE) DAY in "THE BALLAD OF JOSIE" (original ad - mostly caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 February 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The sheepherders reference an actual sheep/cattle feud called the Pleasant Valley War between the cattle-raising Graham family and the sheep-raising Tewksbury family. The feud lasted for nearly ten years and was immortalized by Zane Grey in his book "To The Last Man: A Story of the Pleasant Valley War". 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

Mooney: You hardly think she could shoot that thing.
Jason Meredith: Ah, that woman gets crazy every so often.
Mooney: Yeah, they're prisoners of their juices.
See more »

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A perfectly acceptable entertainment---for 1937
22 May 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

One of Doris Day's lesser-known entries from late in her film career, one even she wishes she had passed on. Feisty female turns rancher in this feminist western, butting heads with the local-yokels in a distaff variation on "The Sheepman". Doris doesn't look her best here (blame it on that wig), although her conniption fits are as funny as ever. When Day gets her ire up, it's really something to behold. But the film is unbelievably anachronistic, especially since this was 1967. No wonder she later turned to TV; this plays like a failed TV pilot, with a supporting cast to match! Directed by genre-mainstay Andrew V. McLaglen, who must have been looking at his watch. *1/2 from ****


6 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Out on DVD or VHS? pva_coh
Fried Chicken Scene mgm33
Discuss The Ballad of Josie (1967) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?