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Cat Ballou

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Original title
Cat Ballou
Running time
96 min.
United States United States
Walter Newman, Frank Pierson
Frank De Vol
Jack A. Marta
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Columbia Pictures
Western. Comedy
Synopsis / Plot
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 vowes to fight on. Shelleen manages to ride sideways in several scenes, while minstrels sing the ballad of Cat Ballou in between scenes.
1965: Oscar: Best Actor (Lee Marvin). 5 Nominations
1965: Golden Globes: Best Actor - Musical/Comedy (Marvin). 5 Nominations
1965: BAFTA Awards: Best Foreign Actor (Marvin). 3 Nominations
1965: Berlin Film Festival: Special Mention, Silver Bear - Best Actor (Lee Marvin)
1965: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actor (Lee Marvin)
1965: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1965: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nom. for Best Comedy Screenplay
1965: National Board of Review: Best Actor (Marvin)
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