Cat(herine) Ballou's family farm is being threatened by the railroad. She sends for Kid Shelleen, finding him to be the drunkest gunfighter in the west. When her father is killed by the rail road magnate's gunman, she vows to fight on. Shelleen manages to ride sideways in several scenes, while minstrels sing the ballad of Cat Ballou in between scenes.
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It's That Way-Out Whopper Of A Funny Western...A She-Bang To End All She-Bangs!
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Did You Know?
The film's horse trainer told Elliot Silverstein
that the scene where a horse leans against a wall with its front legs crossed could not be shot because horses don't cross their legs, but that it might be possible if he had a couple of days. Silverstein invoked his rank as director and gave him an hour. The trainer plied the horse with sugar cubes while repeatedly pushing its leg into position, and they were able to get the shot. See more
When Kid is having his bath just after Jackson has poured in some hot water, the surface of the water is mostly all steam. As Kid is lathering up his face to shave, a closer shot shows all of the steam replaced by lots of suds that weren't there just before. See more
Professor Sam The Shade
, The Sunrise Kid
Well now friends just lend an ear for you're now about to hear the Ballad of Cat Ballou.
The opening credits appear in the pages of a Playbill magazine. See more
Referenced in Halloween II
Rock of Ages
Written by Augustus Montague Toplady
Sung by the Townsfolk See more