Josh is headed for the town of Coronado but is taken out of his way by a sign changed by a woman. As he enters the town he sees men doing laundry, darning, and other tasks usually handled by women. Sheriff Mike Strata spotting Josh tells him to come quietly and quickly with him to the saloon. There he finds a group of desperate men led by the Sheriff. They offered him $500 in their message but Josh upon hearing the problem is not interested. The women of Coronado refuse to do any of their usual work until the men all put away their guns. They have taken up residence in the Town Hall coming out only at 4:00 pm each day to buy food at the general store. In addition, they have traded in their dresses for shirts and britches. Once the men agree to pay him the $500 whether he succeeds or not at the end of a week, Josh accepts the job. He tries unsuccessfully to convince the ring leader - the sheriff's daughter Liz - to end strike but instead Josh strikes out. He soon realizes it will take ... Written by
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The story is loosely based on the Ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes. The leader of the rebellious women in this television adaptation is named "Liz Strata" in case anybody misses the point. See more
At the beginning when sheriff Mike Strata meets Josh , he is telling him why he sent for him - he says THE WOMEN OF COLORADO...... instead of the name of the town, which is CORONADO . See more