The Ballad of Josie

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The Ballad of Josie
Poster of the movie The Ballad of Josie.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAndrew V. McLaglen
Produced byNorman MacDonnell
(Executive Producer) Martin Melcher
Written byHarold Swanton
StarringDoris Day
Peter Graves
George Kennedy
Andy Devine
William Talman
David Hartman
Music byFrank De Vol
CinematographyMilton R. Krasner
Edited byFred A. Chulack
Otho Lovering
Distributed byUniversal Studios
Release date
  • 22 December 1967 (1967-12-22) (German Premiere)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Ballad of Josie is a 1967 Technicolor American comedy western film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen[1] and starring Doris Day, Peter Graves and George Kennedy. It humorously tackles 1960s themes of feminism in a traditional Western setting.

The film featured the last acting role for William Talman.[2] It was filmed on two locations in Thousand Oaks, California: North Ranch and Wildwood Regional Park.[3]


A young woman living in (fictional) Arapahoe County, Wyoming accidentally kills her very abusive husband. She is put on trial but acquitted. She then incurs the annoyance of her male neighbors by farming sheep instead of cattle and setting up a women's suffrage movement.


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  1. ^ "The Ballad of Josie". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  2. ^ "William Talman of 'Perry Mason'", The New York Times, August 31, 1968
  3. ^ Schneider, Jerry L. (2015). Western Filming Locations Book 1. CP Entertainment Books. Pages 116 and 120. ISBN 9780692561348.

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