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Calamity Jane (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 4 November 1953 (USA)
The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.

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Deadwood, Dakota Territory, is largely the abode of men, where Indian scout Calamity Jane is as hard-riding, boastful, and handy with a gun as any; quite an overpowering personality. But the army lieutenant she favors doesn't really appreciate her finer qualities. One of Jane's boasts brings her to Chicago to recruit an actress for the Golden Garter stage. Arrived, the lady in question appears (at first) to be a more feminine rival for the favors of Jane's male friends...including her friendly enemy Wild Bill Hickock. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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During early 1954, music from this film reigned supreme in "Billboard." Number one among the singles was a Doris Day trademark, the Oscar-winning, tender ballad, "Secret Love" (music by Sammy Fain, lyrics by Paul Francis Webster). Also, the Day-Howard Keel 10-inch LP of songs from the score, issued by Columbia Records, zoomed to second place amongst the popular albums. See more »

Goofs

After leaving the ball at the fort, we cut to a shot of Calamity's bare back as she is undressing. Once she gets the dress off she is shown wearing undergarments that clearly cover most of her back. See more »

Quotes

Wild Bill Hickok: That's a right-smart looking harness you got on there.
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I Can Do Without You
Written by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Doris Day and Howard Keel
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If you see only one Doris Day movie -
24 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

Make it this one ! With so many wonderful performances to pick from, I think of this as her best performance. She is so dynamic and alive in this role.It's a very cute story. The supporting cast members are all excellent. It's a beautiful movie to look at. The songs are wonderful. They're infectious. I love the Deadwood Stage - Whip crack away ! It's not just one of the best Doris Day musicals - it's one of the very best musicals on film. Doris Day is an amazing powerhouse. She looks incredible in her leather outfit and stunningly beautiful in her dress for the ball. There's a wonderful scene where she transforms a run-down cabin into a darling cottage while singing a merry song. Not very realistic, but that's why musicals are so fun. I now call Chicago "Chi-caw-gee" because of this movie. Really cute. Don't miss.


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