Cat(herine) Ballou's family farm is being threatened by the Rail Road. 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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Producer Harold Hecht was wary of Lee Marvin's seemingly uncontrolled performance during production and at one point planned to fire Marvin. But director Elliot Silverstein told Hecht that if Marvin left the picture, he would as well. See more
The level of whiskey in Kid Shelleen's bottle both falls and rises as he drinks during the target practice scene. 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 Torch Lady in the Columbia Pictures logo changes her gown to Cat Ballou's cowboy outfit and fires her guns several times. See more
Referenced in Rubin and Ed
Rock of Ages
Written by Augustus Montague Toplady
Sung by the Townsfolk See more