The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)

R 08/20/1993 (US) RomanceDramaWestern 2h 1m

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.

Overview

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?

  1. Maggie Greenwald

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Suzy Amis

    Suzy Amis

    Jo Monaghan

  2. Bo Hopkins

    Bo Hopkins

    Frank Badger

  3. Ian McKellen

    Ian McKellen

    Percy Corcoran

  4. David Chung

    Tinman Wong

  5. Heather Graham

    Heather Graham

    Mary Addie

  6. René Auberjonois

    René Auberjonois

    Streight Hollander

  7. Carrie Snodgress

    Carrie Snodgress

    Ruth Badger

  8. Anthony Heald

    Anthony Heald

    Henry Grey

  9. Melissa Leo

    Melissa Leo

    Beatrice Grey

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The Ballad of Little Jo
The Ballad of Little Jo

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Original Language English

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