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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It's That Way-Out Whopper Of A Funny Western...A She-Bang To End All She-Bangs!
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Did You Know?
Nat 'King' Cole
had a nightly singing engagement at a Lake Tahoe nightclub. He would commute daily between Lake Tahoe and the set in order to do both. Everyone noticed that Cole was coughing a great deal whenever he was on the set and losing weight, but most figured he was just running himself down with such a gruelling schedule. Unbeknownst to them and to Cole himself, he was already very sick with lung cancer. See more
The hot "steam" vapors which emerge from Kid Shelleen's bath should rise rather than sink as they are ostensibly lighter than air; they sink because they are actually heavier-than-air dry ice vapors. 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
Shall We Gather at the River?
Written by Robert Lowry
Sung by the Townsfolk See more