Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Forgotten Movies: Cat Ballou
Cat Ballou starred Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin in a movie that seemed more fun back in the sixties. Catherine's father is killed and she hires Kid Shaleen to gun down his killer, Tim Strawn (Lee Marvin plays both parts). There are hangings, robberies, gun play, horses, and music by Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye, but it's sort of a silly movie And not clever enough to call itself parody.
Lee Marvin won an Oscar for this and he deserved it because he is the sole character of interest. Too bad he didn't win one for any of his far better movies.