The Ballad of Little Jo

The Ballad of Little Jo

Suzy Amis
Director: Maggie Greenwald Cast: Suzy Amis
Suzy Amis
, Bo Hopkins
Bo Hopkins
, Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
Maggie Greenwald




The Ballad of Little Jo is based on a true story -- several true stories, in fact. Suzy Amis plays demure young Josephine Monagan, who in 1866 is run out of her home town after bearing an illegitimate child. Fleeing westward, Josephine is terrified by stories of how treacherous the frontier can be for a woman alone. As a result, upon arriving in the muddy burg of Ruby City, she disguises herself as a man, going so far as to scar her face to suggest that she's been in a few scrapes. In this guise, "Little Jo" does just fine by herself for nearly 30 years! Almost as good as Suzy Amis is Bo Hopkins as gunslinger Frank Badger, Little Jo's best buddy (if only he knew....) Written and directed by Maggie Greenwald, The Ballad of Little Jo does a marvelous job conveying the people and places of its period; and, unlike Bad Girls (which was released around the same time), we aren't bludgeoned to death by feminist revisionism. Unfortunately ignored when it went out to theatres in the fall of 1993, The Ballad of Little Jo has fared rather better on video.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/07/2017
UPC: 0888574564704
Original Release: 1993
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 2:01:00
Sales rank: 32,548

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Suzy Amis Little Jo Monaghan
Bo Hopkins Frank Badger
Ian McKellen Percy Corcoran
David Chung Tinman Wong
Carrie Snodgress Ruth Badger
René Auberjonois Streight Hollander
Heather Graham Mary Addie
Jeffery Passero Actor
Olinda Turturro Elvira
Anthony Heald Mr. Henry Grey
Melissa Leo Mrs. Grey
Sam Robards Jasper Hill
Jeffrey Andrews Sam
Cathy Haase Mrs. Addie
Michael Ruud Russian Father
Troy A. Smith Soldier #1
Robert Erickson Wilkins
Sean Murphy Young Henry Grey
Karen Johnson Farmwife
Tracy Mayfield John
Jim Dunkin Mr. Brown
Tom Bower Lyle (uncredited)
Ruth Maleczech Shop Keeper

Technical Credits
Maggie Greenwald Director,Screenwriter
Barry Bernardi Producer
Fred Berner Producer
Felipe Borrero Musical Direction/Supervision
Claudia Brown Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephanie Carroll Set Decoration/Design
Judy Claman Casting
Ira Deutchman Executive Producer
Cas Donovan Asst. Director
Mark Friedberg Production Designer
Brenda Goodman Producer
Jim Halty Stunts
David Mansfield Score Composer
Jeffery Passero Casting
Declan Quinn Cinematographer
Keith Reamer Editor
John Sloss Executive Producer
Ginger Tougas Art Director
Lisa Zimble Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Ballad of Little Jo
1. Main Titles/Vagrant
2. Sold For A Day's Pay
3. Dressing Unlawfully
4. "Jo Monaghan, Sir"
5. A Job And A Bed
6. The Trouble With Women
7. Percy's Gone Crazy
8. Never Enough Company
9. "Homestead... Guide"
10. On-The-Job Training
11. Winter's End, Mary's Wedding
12. "You're A Female And A Whore"
13. Becoming Neighbors
14. An Affordable Cook
15. Two's A Crowd
16. Tinman And Josephine
17. Scars And Mysteries
18. Nosy Badger At The House
19. Death Encroaching
20. "Come On Back, Little Fella"
21. Sold, Not Sold
22. Election-Day Killings
23. The Later Years
24. "He Was A Woman"
25. A Decent Photograph
26. End Credits

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