What do you know about
the Western Cat Ballou?
Saddle up to this Western Films Trivia quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the bottom
of the page.
1) Who directed the movie?
2) The movie is based on a
novel that was originally a serious Western, but was turned
into a comedy for the movie.
Who wrote the novel?
3) What character
did Lee Marvin NOT
play in the movie?
Nat "King" Cole and Stubby Kaye, billed onscreen simply as
"Shouters", intermittently narrate the story through verses of
the Ballad of Cat Ballou.
Jane Fonda played Catherine Ballou, an aspiring schoolteacher,
is traveling by train to Wolf City, Wyoming, to visit her
rancher father, Frankie Ballou. She reaches the ranch to find
that the Wolf City Development Corporation is trying to take
the ranch away from her father.
Who played her father?
6) Who was first choice for the
title role but turned it down?
Shirley Temple Black
7) Who turned down the role played
by Lee Marvin?
After a drunken Kid Sheleen shoots at a target on the barn,
Clay Boone says "He did it! He missed the barn!"
Who played Clay Boone?
9) When was the film released?
June 24, 1965
July 24, 1965
August 24, 1965
10) Cat poses as a
prostitute and confronts town boss Sir Harry Percival, owner
of the Wolf City Development Corporation. A struggle ensues;
Sir Harry is killed; and Cat is sentenced to be hanged on the
gallows. Just after the noose is placed around her neck, Uncle
Jed (again as a fake preacher) cuts the rope as she falls
through the trapdoor. Her gang then spirits her away in a
Who played Uncle Jed?