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155 Ratings

Cat Ballou

Directed by Elliot Silverstein
United States, 1965
Western, Comedy


Cat Ballou is a comedy-western film which tells the story of a woman who hires a famous gunman to protect her father’s ranch, and later to avenge his murder, but finds that the man she hires is not what she expected.

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Cat Ballou Directed by Elliot Silverstein

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1965 | Winner: Best Actor (Silver Berlin Bear)

1965 | Special Mention

1965 | Honorable Mention: Best Feature Film Suitable for Young People (Youth Film Award)

Academy Awards

1966 | Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role

1966 | 4 nominations including: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

National Board of Review

1966 | Winner: Best Actor

BAFTA Awards

1966 | Winner: Best Foreign Actor

1966 | Nominee: Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

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