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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Cat Ballou is a character in the card game "Bang! Gold Rush" (2011) along with several other famous old western names. See more
During the harvest festival/fight scene, two cowboys are fighting and fall into the food table, knocking it over. What appears to be roast chicken is obviously fake, as it falls off the table and bounces several times, indicating it is light and likely hollow. 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 Columbia logo is followed by the first verse of the "Cat Ballou" song, sung by the Shouters Nat 'King' Cole
and Stubby Kaye
as a prologue. See more
Referenced in There's Something About Mary
Happy Birthday to You
Written by Patty S. Hill
and Mildred J. Hill
Performed by Lee Marvin See more