Based on a true story, this is the tale of Josephine Monaghan, a young woman of the mid-nineteenth century who is thrown out of her parents' home after being seduced by the family's portrait photographer and giving birth to his child. Josephine quickly learns that young, female, pretty, and alone are a bad combination for life in the wild west. In her desperation to survive, Josephine disguises herself as "Jo", a young man, and struggles to make a life for herself in a dingy frontier mining town. Can "Little Jo" live and love without revealing his secret?
Martin Lewison <email@example.com>
In the Wild West, a woman had only two choices. She could be a wife or she could be a whore... Josephine Monaghan chose to be a man.
20 August 1993 (USA)
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Also Known As:
A Balada do Pequeno Jo
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Opening Weekend USA: $20,773,
22 August 1993, Limited Release
Gross USA: $543,091
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $565,530
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
When Jo pulls the money out of the pouch in the general store, the way she holds the money and pouch changes in the next shot. See more
It's against the law to dress improper to your own sex.
Little Jo Monaghan