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The Second Greatest Sex (1955)

Approved | | Musical, Western | 14 November 1955 (UK)
In 1880, Osawkie, Kansas is feuding with rival town Mandaroon over which will be county seat, keeping the town's men away from home most of the time. The last straw is when Matt Davis feels... See full summary »

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Charles Hoffman (written for the screen by), Aristophanes (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeanne Crain ... Liza McClure
George Nader ... Matt Davis
Kitty Kallen ... Katy Connors
Bert Lahr ... Job McClure
Mamie Van Doren ... Birdie Snyder
Keith Andes ... Rev. Peter Maxwell
Kathleen Case Kathleen Case ... Tilda Bean
Paul Gilbert Paul Gilbert ... Roscoe Dobbs
Tommy Rall ... Alf Connors
Edna Skinner ... Cassie Slater
Jimmy Boyd ... Newt McClure
Cousin Emmy Cousin Emmy ... Cousin Emmy (as Cynthia May Carver)
The Midwesterners The Midwesterners ... Western Band
Ward Ellis Ward Ellis ... Zachary Bean
Mary Marlo Mary Marlo ... Sarah 'Ma' McClure
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In 1880, Osawkie, Kansas is feuding with rival town Mandaroon over which will be county seat, keeping the town's men away from home most of the time. The last straw is when Matt Davis feels compelled to go on a new foray on his wedding night; his bride Liza (just call her Lysistrata) takes teacher Cassie's advice and organizes a marital strike to make the men-folk stop their nonsense. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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THE SINGIN' DANCIN' SAGA OF THOSE KANSAS CALICO DAYS!(original posters-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Musical | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1955 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das gibt es nur in Kansas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Connections

Version of Lysistrate (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

THE SECOND GREATEST SEX
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Bert Lahr; also uncredited voices behind end credits
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Craziest Bad Movie To Love
26 August 2003 | by colleeeenSee all my reviews

This is one of the nuttiest musicals ever put on film. I caught it a few years ago early in the morning on AMC. Let's just say it starts out with a big production number of all these women caterwauling about "What good is a woman without a man" and goes down(?)hill from there. With lyrics like "The Lysistrata, the Lysistrata, cuz we gotta gotta gotta get our men back" Oi! Throw in Mamie Van Doren, Bert Lahr and a dream ballet with Tommy Rall, what more could you want? If you can catch it, it's worth the time for the jaw dropping factor alone.


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