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The Ballad of Josie (1967)

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
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Annabelle Pettijohn
Karen Jensen ...
Deborah Wilkes
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Widow Renfrew
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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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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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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

Wait Till Tomorrow
Lyrics by Jack Lloyd
Music by Gene de Paul
Sung by The Sun Set
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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 ****


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