Cat Ballou

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Cat Ballou

Directed by Elliot Silverstein
(USA, 1965, digital)
Introduced by Doug Harris, Houston Film Critics Society

In this western comedy, Catherine “Cat” Ballou (Jane Fonda) seeks revenge when a hired gun (Lee Marvin) kills her rancher father. She enlists the help of a washed-up gunslinger (also played by Marvin) as well as a handsome bandit (Michael Callan); strikes back at the land-development company that employed the gunman; and eventually targets the assassin himself. Adding to the lively comedic mood of Cat Ballou are narrative song performances by Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye.

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The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Generous support has been provided by the Vaughn Foundation.

Community Partner: Houston Film Critics Society

Cat Ballou

Directed by Elliot Silverstein
(USA, 1965, 97 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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