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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 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 ... 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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IT'S A RIP-ROARING SAGE OF THE PRAIRIE IN THOSE SINGIN' DANCIN' HORSE AND BUGGY DAYS! (original poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Musical | Western

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Soundtracks

LYSISTRATA
Music by Phil Moody
Lyrics by Doris Sherrell (as Pony Sherrell)
Performed by Jeanne Crain (dubbed by Doreen Tryden) (uncredited) and chorus
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Too much orange juice
14 September 2019 | by mrdonleoneSee all my reviews

This movie started out promising with a very big eye opener for women to realize they are nothing without a man, something which I as Muslim can identify with. Unfortunately some of the most crazy Hollywood show cases followed and the result of it all wasn't that bad,but plainly weird, and I was like hey, this feel like someone just forced me to drink too much orange juice. Sure... Such a waste of talent to


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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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