Cat Ballou 
Director: Elliott Silversteen
Screenplay: Walter Newman and Frank Pierson from a novel by Roy Chanslor
Starring: Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin.
The Pitch: “Let’s make a funny western!”
The Tagline: “It’s That Way-Out Whopper Of A Funny Western…A She-Bang To End All She-Bangs!!”
The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…
If you’re going to make a funny western it needs to be two things: 1] A western and 2] funny. Cat Ballou manages to get one out of two right. It’s a western, but it’s not funny. Of course humor is all relative. If you’re a fan of the tv series F-Troup which premiered the same year and was set in the old west, you’ll definitely enjoy Cat Ballou more than I did.
Jane Fonda plays the daughter of a rancher who was killed by a hired gunfighter [played by Lee Marvin] for his land. Fonda sends for a gunfighter of her own and ends up with a drunk [also played by Lee Marvin] who shoots best when half lit.
The story is pretty much by-the-numbers except for the fact that every ten minutes or so there is the appearance of two minstrels [played by Nat “King” Cole and Stubby Kaye] who show up to sing us the next chorus of “The Ballad of Cat Ballou.”
Most folks enjoy this film more than me so remember your mileage could vary.