The Ballad of Little Jo Poster

Release Date: 1993

DVD Release Date: September 2nd, 2003

R|2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary
After becoming pregnant outside marriage, Josephine (Suzy Amis) is thrown out by her embarrassed upper-class family. With no money, she gives up the baby and travels west, where she constantly fears for her safety against predatory men. Josephine begins to masquerade as a man named Jo, and eventually settles down in a small town where she is employed as a sheepherder for Frank Badger (Bo Hopkins). Jo hides the truth until worker Tinman Wong (David Chung) is forced to move in with her.

Cast: Suzy Amis, Bo Hopkins, Ian McKellen, David Chung, Carrie Snodgress, Rene Auberjonois, Heather Graham

Director: Maggie Greenwald

Genres: Historical drama

Keywords: Small town, Offbeat, Growing up, Wife, Transformation