The Ballad of Little Jo

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The Ballad of Little Jo

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The Ballad of Little Jo

Release Date: August 20, 1993

Year    :   1993
Slogan    :   «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.»
Genres    :   Romance, Drama, Western
Production Companies    :   Fine Line Features, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Joco
Director    :   Maggie Greenwald
Producers    :   John Sloss, Jeffery Passero, Ira Deutchman, Fred Berner, Brenda Goodman, Judy Claman, Anne Dillon
Writers    :   Maggie Greenwald
RunTime    :   121 mins.

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?

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