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The Ballad of Josie (1967)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Western | 1 February 1968 (USA)
A widow stirs things up in a western town by raising sheep instead of cattle, and organizing the local women to demonstrate for women's suffrage.

Director:

Andrew V. McLaglen

Writer:

Harold Swanton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Doris Day ... Josie Minick
Peter Graves ... Jason Meredith
George Kennedy ... Arch Ogden
Andy Devine ... Judge Tatum
William Talman ... District Attorney Charlie Lord
David Hartman ... Sheriff Fonse Pruitt
Guy Raymond ... Doc
Audrey Christie ... Annabelle Pettijohn
Karen Jensen ... Deborah Wilkes
Elisabeth Fraser ... Widow Renfrew
Linda Meiklejohn Linda Meiklejohn ... Jenny McCardle
Shirley O'Hara ... Elizabeth
Timothy Scott ... Klugg
Don Stroud ... Bratsch
Paul Fix ... Alpheus Minick
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Storyline

Josie Minick is a widow, who is forced to fend for herself. Josie living in a cattle country, finds herself in odds and war with the cattlemen of the town, when she decides to make a sheep farm her livelihood. Written by Kelly

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DORIS (CALAMITY JOSIE) DAY in "THE BALLAD OF JOSIE" (original ad - mostly caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,320,000
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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's theme song was sung by Ron Dante (billed as Ronnie Dante), who became the lead singer of The Archies, conceived by The Archie Show (1968). The group had several Top 40 hits in the late 1960s, including their biggest hit: "Sugar, Sugar". See more »

Goofs

Josie gets caught on a roll of flypaper, the type of which was not invented until 50 years after the movie was set. See more »

Quotes

Josie Minick: What happened?
Klugg: Boss man and cow feller had a fracas.
[Klugg points toward the ruins of Josie's barn]
Klugg: Barn went thataway.
Josie Minick: Where's Jace?
Klugg: Stove up considerable. We carried him in yonder.
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Connections

Featured in What a Difference a Day Made: Doris Day Superstar (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Wait Till Tomorrow
Lyrics by Jack Lloyd
Music by Gene de Paul
Sung by The Sun Set
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Give Josie a chance...she's pure gold!
20 September 2004 | by daisy74-1See all my reviews

What's not to love about this film? If you can reserve judgment until the end, you'll discover the humorous and heartwarming tale of a woman who is not afraid to stand her ground! Doris Day as Josie, opposite Peter Graves' Jason, is a tremendous force to be reckoned with. In true Doris-style she takes on "the men" of Wyoming, bucking convention (in a great pair of Levi's) and daring them to deny her her basic human rights. OK, so it only takes 2 glasses of brandy to knock Josie off her feet, but she comes right back swinging all the harder! And when the dust clears, she's there, triumphant to the end. Not only does she beat back an oppressive cattle baron, she also manages to fend for herself and her son, run a sheep-raising operation, endear herself to the women of Wyoming, and win the love and admiration of a pretty swell guy, in my opinion. So who says you can't have your cake and eat it too? I give Josie 10 stars **********


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