Sometimes, summer television movies lacks. But I usually find a good old one on Turner Classics. Recently, I watched Cat Ballou.
It stars Lee Marvin in two roles for which he won an Academy Award (check out the horse scene) and Jane Fonda when she mostly played ingenues.
Blurb: When schoolteacher Cat Ballou returns to her hometown to find powerful men want the family ranch's water rights and murders her father, she turns to the famous gunslinger, Kid Shelleen, for help.
There are some fun touches--in the opening credits, the torch lady turns into a gunslinger. Stubby Kaye and Nat King Cole (what a singer!) sing songs throughout the movie. And the railroad mail guy who steadfastly refuses to hand over the cash, thwarting the wannabe robbers for a bit.
Why I watched this film? One name: Lee Marvin. It's a comedy, he has two roles and truly embodies each. Well done!
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