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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The "shouters" are identified as "Professor Sam the Shade and the Sunrise Kid" in their song, but Stubby Kaye was supposed to be the Sunrise Kid and Nat King Cole was to be Professor Sam the Shade. As they sang the song, however they indicated by their body language that Kaye was the Shade and Cole was Sunrise. The tight shooting schedule, or perhaps the director's recognition of the comedic irony of the switch resulted in it being left In the final edit. See more
When Clay is holding back the Sheriff he says "Hit him!" three times. The first time his mouth is not moving. 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 Torch Lady in the Columbia Pictures logo changes her gown to Cat Ballou's cowboy outfit and fires her guns several times. See more
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Rock of Ages
Written by Augustus Montague Toplady
Sung by the Townsfolk See more