The Ballad of Little Jo

Synopsis: Based on a true story, this is the tale of Josephine Monaghan, a young woman of the mid-nineteenth century who is thrown out of her parents' home after being seduced by the family's portrait photographer and giving birth to his 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 secret?
Director(s): Maggie Greenwald
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Rotten Tomatoes:
73%
R
Year:
1993
121 min
22 Views

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WHOA!

WHAT DO WE:

HAVE HERE?

OOH-WEE!

WHAT'S A PRETTY LITTLE

FILLY LIKE YOU:

DOING:

TRAVELING ALL ALONE?

SO LONG,

LITTLE LADY.

HYAH!

GIDDY-UP, NOW!

COME ON! HUP!

COME ON, JOHNNY!

COME ON, ROSY!

COME ON! COME ON!

COME ON!

GIDDY-UP!

GIDDY-UP, NOW!

COME ON! COME ON!

GIDDY-UP! GIDDY-UP!

GIDDY-UP, NOW!

HYAH! HYAH!

HELLO THERE.

HELLO.

WHERE YOU HEADED?

THIS WAY.

HA HA. A FEMALE VAGRANT.

I'M NOT A VAGRANT, SIR.

WELL, THAT'S WHA THEY'D CALL YOU

IN ANY TOWN I KNOW,

IF THEY:

WAS BEING NICE.

I'M TRAVELING.

WELL, WHERE

ARE YOU HEADED?

I HAVEN'T DECIDED.

HA! VAGRANT,

LIKE I SAID.

HA HA HA HA.

WHICH WAY:

ARE YOU HEADED?

THAT WAY.

HA HA HA HA.

YOU WANT A RIDE?

COME ON.

THAT'S IT.

COME ON.

HERE WE GO.

WHOA! OH, YOU

BEEN LUGGING THIS?

COME ON NOW.

UP WE GET.

THERE WE GO. AHH.

WHOA! WHOA! WHOA!

HA HA HA.

AH, HA HA.

THE NAME'S

STREIGHT HOLLANDER.

JOSEPHINE MONAGHAN.

VERY NICE.

COME ON! COME ON! HYAH!

COME ON! HEY!

AHH!

HA HA HA.

COME ON, NOW,

MAKE YOURSELF USEFUL.

BRING THEM PLATES, HUH?

GIVE I THE LADY'S TOUCH, HUH?

HOW MUCH DO YOU:

WANT FOR THIS CHAIR?

HOW MUCH I WORTH TO YOU?

NEARLY NOTHING.

IT'S BROKE.

NEVERTHELESS,

IT'S A SUPERB CHAIR,

AND I'LL ACCEP NO LESS THAN 3.75.

OHH!

WHAT CAN I SELL YOU

TODAY, SOLDIER?

CAN WE SEE YOU,

MISTER?

AH HA, LOOKS LIKE

YOU'RE DOING

THE SELLING TODAY, HUH?

MIND THE STORE,

DAUGHTER.

MORNING.

$3.75 ISN'T SO MUCH.

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL CHAIR.

OH, ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

HYAH!

HYAH!

HOW'S IT GOING

OVER HERE?

I SOLD THE CHAIR.

TO THAT SOURPUSS?

YES.

WELL...

IT LOOKS LIKE YOU

EARNED YOURSELF:

A DAY'S PAY.

ALL RIGHT, SIR.

TWO BITS OK?

YES. I BELIEVE

THAT'S FAIR.

ALL RIGHT,

HERE YOU GO.

THANK YOU.

GOOD. HEH HEH.

ALL RIGHT.

FIRST MONEY:

I'VE EVER EARNED.

IS THAT RIGHT?

MM-HMM.

OH, COME ON, JOSEPHINE...

READ TO ME.

YOU LOOK LIKE:

THE KIND OF GIRL

WHO KNOWS:

HOW TO READ.

HAWTHORNE?

EXCELLENT CHOICE,

MR. HOLLANDER.

YEAH.

"THE EVENING BEFORE

"MY DEPARTURE

FOR BLYTHEDALE,

"I WAS RETURNING TO

MY BACHELOR APARTMENTS

"AFTER ATTENDING

A WONDERFUL EXHIBITION

"OF THE VEILED LADY

"WHEN A ELDERLY MAN OF

RATHER SHABBY APPEARANCE

"MET ME IN AN OBSCURE

PART OF THE STREET.

"MR. COVERDALE,

SAID HE SOFTLY,

CAN I SPEAK:

WITH YOU A MOMENT?"

BEAUTIFUL READER.

BEAUTIFUL.

"AS I HAVE

CASUALLY ALLUDED

"TO THE VEILED LADY,

"IT MAY NO BE AMISS TO MENTION

"FOR THE BENEFI OF SUCH OF MY READERS

"AS ARE UNACQUAINTED

"WITH HER NOW FORGOTTEN

CELEBRITY:

THAT SHE WAS:

A PHENOMENON--"

[HORSE WHINNIES]

HYAH!

HERE SHE IS, BOYS!

COME AND GET HER!

COME HERE!

BOYS,

COME AND GET HER!

WHOA!

YOU'RE MINE NOW, LADY!

BOYS!

HYAH!

YA-HOO!

GIVE ME MY MONEY!

I SOLD HER TO YOU

FAIR AND SQUARE!

QUIET, OLD MAN!

HYAH!

[SOBBING]

HYAH!

HYAH!

HYAH!

HYAH!

HYAH!

HYAH!

HYAH!

AAH!

NO!

NO!

HYAH!

HYAH!

AAH!

HYAH!

HYAH!

WHOA! EASY, BOY!

WE'LL FIND YA!

WHAT HAPPENED:

TO YOU, GIRL?

HAVE YOU SEEN:

TWO SOLDIERS?

THEY CAME BY:

ABOUT AN HOUR AGO.

LOOKING FOR A LOS SISTER, THEY SAID.

I NEED TO BUY:

SOME THINGS.

YOU DO?

YOU GOT ANY MONEY?

YES.

ALL RIGHT.

DON'T YOU

HAVE ANY DRESSES?

NOT READY-MADE.

THIS IS WHAT WE GOT.

AND NEEDLES AND THREAD.

IT'S AGAINST THE LAW

TO DRESS:

IMPROPER TO YOUR SEX.

YES, MA'AM.

MR. MONAGHAN,

THE PORTRAITS SHOULD

BE READY TUESDAY,

IF YOU'D LIKE

TO COME BY FOR THEM?

OR PERHAPS MISS MONAGHAN

COULD COME BY FOR THEM?

AHEM.

GOOD AFTERNOON,

MR. HILL.

GOOD AFTERNOON,

MISS MONAGHAN.

I'VE COME

FOR THE PORTRAITS?

YOU'VE NEVER SEEN

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Maggie Greenwald

Maggie Greenwald (born June 23, 1955 in Queens, New York) is an American filmmaker.Most recognized as an independent writer and director, Greenwald’s most notable films include Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016), starring an ensemble cast that included Margo Martindale, Julianne Nicholson, Lorraine Toussaint and Diane Ladd, Songcatcher (2000) starring Aidan Quinn and Janet McTeer and introducing Emmy Rossum, and The Ballad of Little Jo (1993), starring Suzy Amis and Ian McKellan. She also directed an adaptation of Jim Thompson's The Kill-Off featuring an ensemble cast that included Cathy Haase and the film debut of Jorja Fox. more…

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