Cat Ballou Overview:

Cat Ballou (1965) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Elliot Silverstein and produced by Harold Hecht and Mitch Lindemann.

The film was based on the novel The Ballad of Cat Ballou: A Lusty, Picaresque Novel of Old Wyoming written by Roy Chanslor published in 1956.

Academy Awards 1965 --- Ceremony Number 38 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorLee MarvinWon
Best Film EditingCharles NelsonNominated
Best Music - ScoringDeVolNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Jerry Livingston; Lyrics by Mack DavidNominated
Best WritingWalter Newman, Frank R. PiersonNominated
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Cat Ballou (1965)

By Beatrice on Aug 30, 2018 From Flickers in Time

Cat Ballou Directed by Elliot Silverstein Walter Newman and Frank Pierson from a novel by Roy Chanslor 1965/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation/Harold Hecht Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Not as funny as when I saw it as a kid but it still has its moments, most of them provided by Lee Marvi... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: CAT BALLOU (1965)

By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 7, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Director Elliot Silverstein’s 1965 Western comedy turned out to be an important moment in movie history, and not only because Cat Ballou became a box office hit and made Jane Fonda a star. It would provide Lee Marvin with the only Oscar of his exceptional career, and it would be the final scre... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: CAT BALLOU (1965)

By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 7, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Director Elliot Silverstein’s 1965 Western comedy turned out to be an important moment in movie history, and not only because Cat Ballou became a box office hit and made Jane Fonda a star. It would provide Lee Marvin with the only Oscar of his exceptional career, and it would be the final scre... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: CAT BALLOU (1965)

By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 7, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Director Elliot Silverstein’s 1965 Western comedy turned out to be an important moment in movie history, and not only because Cat Ballou became a box office hit and made Jane Fonda a star. It would provide Lee Marvin with the only Oscar of his exceptional career, and it would be the final scre... Read full article


The ballad of Cat Ballou. (1)

By Brandie on May 27, 2012 From True Classics

“I think half of this belongs to a horse somewhere out in the valley.” –Lee Marvin, upon accepting the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1965 Cat Ballou (Jane Fonda), a naive schoolteacher turned vigilante, sits in jail awaiting her execution by hanging. As a duo of singing cowboy ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Cat: Where are you staying?
Jed: On the run, ma'am. Hiding out in a crowd.


Jackson Two-Bears: Kid, Kid, what a time to fall off the wagon. Look at your eyes.
Kid Sheleen: What's wrong with my eyes?
Jackson Two-Bears: Well they're red, bloodshot.
Kid Sheleen: You ought to see 'em from my side.


Clay Boone: What's your name, so I can vote for you in the next election?


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Facts about

The painting in Sir Harry Percival's train carriage is not a Tintoretto. It is a Titian. The painting is a copy of Titian's "Sacred and Profane Love", painted c 1515. The original was purchased by Scipione Borghese in 1608 and is housed in the Galleria Borghese, Rome
At his acceptance of the Oscar, Lee Marvin opened by saying, "Half of this probably belongs to a horse out in the Valley somewhere".
Roy Chanslor's original novel was a serious western. The comedy elements were added for the film.
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