Cat Ballou

Cat Ballou

Director: Elliot Silverstein Cast: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan


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This musical spoof of Westerns featured Lee Marvin in dual roles that won him a Best Actor Oscar. Jane Fonda stars as the title character, a prim schoolmarm returning to her hometown of Wolf City, Wyoming, after receiving an Eastern education. On the train ride, Cat meets up with a pair of friendly, charming crooks, Clay Boone (Michael Callan) and his uncle, Jed (Dwayne Hickman), the former becoming hopelessly smitten with the naive but tough Cat. Upon arriving home, Cat discovers that her eccentric father, Frankie (John Marley), is being threatened with bodily harm by a development company that desperately wants his land. When Frankie is murdered by ruthless, noseless killer Tim Strawn (Marvin), Cat straps on a pair of six-shooters and persuades Clay, Jed, and her father's loyal Native American hand Jackson Two-Bears (Tom Nardini) to sign on as her posse. In her quest for revenge, Cat also recruits Kid Shelleen (also played by Marvin), a one-time fearsome gunslinger who's now a hopeless alcoholic. Cat Ballou (1965) is interspersed throughout the narrative with appearances by Stubby Kaye and Nat King Cole as a pair of balladeers who comment on the action musically in Greek chorus style.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/23/1994
UPC: 0043396601543
Original Release: 1965
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jane Fonda Cat Ballou
Lee Marvin Kid Shelleen/Tim Strawn
Michael Callan Clay Boone
Dwayne Hickman Jed
Nat "King" Cole Shouter
Stubby Kaye Shouter
Tom Nardini Jackson Two-Bears
John Marley Frankie Ballou
Reginald Denny Sir Harry Percival
Jay C. Flippen Sheriff Cardigan
Arthur Hunnicutt Butch Cassidy
Bruce Cabot Sheriff Maledon
Burt Mustin Accuser
Paul Gilbert Train messenger
Gail Bonney Mabel Bentley
Dorothy Claire Singing Tart
Nick Cravat Ad-Lib
Ayllene Gibbons Hedda
Joe Hamilton Frenchie
Harry Harvey Train Conductor
Hallene Hill Honey Girl
Duke Hobbie Homer
Charles Horvath Hardcase
Robert Phillips Klem
Chuck Roberson Armed Guard
Carol Veazie/Morris Carnovsky Mrs. Parker
Charles Wagenheim James
Ted White Gunslinger

Technical Credits
Elliot Silverstein Director
Roy Chanslor Screenwriter
Mack David Score Composer,Songwriter
Frank deVol Score Composer
Harold Hecht Producer
John D. Jefferies Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Livingston Score Composer,Songwriter
Jack A. Marta Cinematographer
Charles Nelson Editor
Miriam Nelson Choreography
Walter Newman Screenwriter
Frank Pierson Screenwriter
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer

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Cat Ballou 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of Lee Marvin's best films. A classic.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is great. Its old fashion and western, something that we normally don`t watch. Five stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cat Ballow is one of the funniest westerns ever. The performances, especially that of Lee Marvin are classic. The plot is logical, and very entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used to watch this movie when I was a kid and I still enjoy watching it today even though the graphics aren't like today's graphics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie it is so funny!!! I love the way uncle Jed says 'Hallelujah Brother!'. My sister, my friend and I always choose a character that reminds us of eachother, my sister is Cat my friend is Jed and they said I'm Kid Shelleen. this movie is fun and a great movie to watch with your loved ones!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was awesome! Jane Fonda was great and the movie had a great plot! If you like old westerns and comedy, you'll love Cat Ballou!
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