Cat Ballou (1965)
Average Rating: 7.4/10
Reviews Counted: 20
Fresh: 20 | Rotten: 0
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Release Date: Jun 24, 1965 Wide
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 8,931
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
Jun 24, 1965 Wide
Aug 8, 2000
Kid Shelleen/Tim Str...
Nat 'King' Cole
Sir Harry Percival
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A drunk Lee Marvin on a horse to match makes this comedy western classic.
Though designed as a star vehicle for Jane Fonda, this first "official" spoof of the Western genre, catapulted Lee Marvin to major stardom, offering him two divergent roles (one played with a silver nose) for which he was rewarded with the 1965 Oscar.
Lee Marvin clearly steals the film in his double role as the good guy/bad guy hired gunman.
Clever spoof with great roles for Fonda and Marvin
Mainly remembered for Marvin's Oscar-winning comedic performance
Marvin won an Oscar for his dual good guy/bad guy portrayal.
First-rate western parody.
This is neither Fonda's finest role nor a very challenging one - it's a cleavage and one-liner affair - but it's fun and entertaining.
A wonderful Western spoof. Marvin great in dual role; drags at times, but mostly a hoot.
Audience Reviews for Cat Ballou
- Cat Ballou: Some gang! An Indian ranch hand, a drunken gunfighter, a sex maniac, and an uncle!
- Jackson Two-Bears: Kid, Kid what a time to fall of the wagon. Look at your eyes.
- Kid Shelleen/Tim Strawn: What's wrong with my eyes?
- Jackson Two-Bears: Well, they're all red, bloodshot.
- Kid Shelleen/Tim Strawn: You ought to see 'em from my side.
- Clay Boone: He did it! He missed the barn!
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