Cat Ballou

This entertaining western/spoof starring Lee Marvin and Jane Fonda, is cleverly made and is supported by excellent performances by the entire cast. Not only is this a film that adults will enjoy, the kids will get their kicks out of it as well. Mr. Ballou, a washed up rancher is brought to an untimely death by the gun of the silver-nosed gunfighter. Believing that the gunfighter was hired by the sheriff, Cat Ballou, the rancher's daughter, vows revenge. So, she hires her own gunfighter (who is drunk most of the time), attaches to two wanted outlaws and her dad's Native American hired hand. Together they carefully plan their next move. The plot is weak, but nevertheless, Cat Ballou is a great choice for movie night. Lee Marvin deservedly won an Oscar for his dual role as the drunken gunfighter and the silver-nosed desperado.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Lee Marvin, Jane Fonda, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman, Tom Nardini, John Marley, Nat King Cole, Stubby Kaye, Reginald Denny, Jay C. Flippin, Arthur Hunnicutt, Bruce Cabbot

Directed by:

Elliot Silverstein


1965 western/comedy

Not Rated.


Don Ignacio's score: A-

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