Cowgirl Bonanza

I don’t usually watch westerns. Usually the westerns I do watch have a sci fi or comedic twist. Cat Ballou is one of a few exceptions. Like many other movies I’ve watched, my mother suggested it. I’m glad I did watch, because it’s one of the best westerns ever made (100% on Rotten Tomatoes). Cat Ballou is about a woman who takes revenge on the gunman who killed her father. Along with help from friends and a hired drunk cowboy (played by Lee Marvin in dual roles) she becomes a cowgirl. What sets it apart from most other westerns is the inclusion of music performed throughout the story. Which gives the movie a comedic twist. So if you’re just looking for a good western that’s neither long nor serious, then Cat Ballou is the movie for you.

Cat Ballou (left center) sits with her crew

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