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The Ballad of Little Jo

The Ballad of Little Jo

In the Wild West, a woman had only two choices. She could be a wife or she could be a whore... Josephine Monaghan chose to be a man.Aug. 20, 1993USA121 Min.R
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Suzy Amis isJosephine 'Jo' Monaghan
Josephine 'Jo' Monaghan
Bo Hopkins isFrank Badger
Frank Badger
Ian McKellen isPercy Corcoran
Percy Corcoran
David Chung isTinman Wong
Tinman Wong
Heather Graham isMary Addie
Mary Addie
Rene Auberjonois isStreight Hollander
Streight Hollander
Carrie Snodgress isRuth Badger
Ruth Badger
Anthony Heald isHenry Grey
Henry Grey
Melissa Leo isBeatrice Grey
Beatrice Grey
Sam Robards isJasper Hill
Jasper Hill


Based on a true story, this is the tale of Josephine Monaghan, a young woman of the mid-19th century who is thrown out of her parents’ home after being seduced by the family’s portrait photographer and giving birth to an illegitimate child. Josephine quickly learns that young, female, pretty, and alone are a bad combination for life in the wild west. In her desperation to survive, Josephine disguises herself as “Jo”, a young man, and struggles to make a life for herself in a dingy frontier mining town. Can “Little Jo” live and love without revealing his/her secret?

Original titleThe Ballad of Little Jo
IMDb Rating6.8 1,253 votes
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