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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Is this the way to make a funny movie...? You bet it is!
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Lee Marvin essentially reprised his Kid Shelleen character four years later for his portrayal of Ben Rumson in Paint Your Wagon (1969). Ironically, where critics had lauded the scenery chewing of his earlier performance, they crucified his work on the same grounds in the later film. Of course, in this film Marvin doesn't attempt to sing. See more
(At 22.08) Tea is poured from a plastic pitcher. 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
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