The Ballad of Little Jo
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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… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

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"Well-realized feminist parable about a daring and creative young woman's survival in the Old West."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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