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The Ballad of Josie (1967)

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

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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

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

Klugg: We never could figure out if they was kinfolk come to join the fight or just strangers passin' through.
Josie Minick: Well, that was awful!
Klugg: Yes, ma'am, it surely was, them being dead thataway. We never could figure out who'd have to bury 'em.
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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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It's a man's world
14 September 2004 | by (Stein, Germany) – See all my reviews

Today I have seen again this kind of a western comedy after several years. Now, after watching much more bad movies like this, I found this star-vehicle not funny. Sooner embarrassing, for example the scene when Miss Day is disturbing a meeting of the cattlemen. She comes in and drinks two brandy to demonstrate that she is hardboiled like George Kennedy. Or Peter Graves, off course. Oh boy, after five minutes she is completely drunken, just by two glasses of liquor. So we see, and Doris too: It's a man's world, and women have to respect men's opinion, shut up, wear skirts and kiss at last a big strong, guy like Peter Graves. Long winded, unfunny, boring, without any surprising scenes or comical dialogues: director Andrew V. McLaglen put on better movies, for example "McLintock!" or the great and outstanding pacifistic civil-war-western "Shenandoah". Don't waste your time!


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