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Cat Ballou

Cat Ballou is a 1965 comedy Western film which tells the story of a woman who hires a famous gunman to avenge her father's murder, but finds that the man she hires isn't what she expected. It stars Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan[?], Dwayne Hickman[?], Nat 'King' Cole[?] and Stubby Kaye[?].

It was adapted by Walter Newman[?] and Frank Pierson[?] from the novel by Roy Chanslor[?]. It was directed by Elliot Silverstein[?].

It won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Lee Marvin), and was nominated for Best Film Editing, Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment, Best Music, Song (Jerry Livingston[?] and Mack David[?] for The Ballad of Cat Ballou) and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

The novel was originally a serious Western. It was turned into a comedy for the movie.

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