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
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Yippeeeee!! It's the big bonanza in musical extravaganza!
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Did You Know?
Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(1962) in the 1970s, Doris Day
recalled seeing early dailies from this film, in which she was stomped about the set in buckskins and leather, speaking in a high, girlishly feminine voice. She immediately brought her line readings down several registers, so she'd sound as tough as she looked. See more
The brass military emblem "Calamity" wears on her cap did not exist until the 1950's. It is a combination of crossed canons with a vertical Ajax missile at the center. See more
That's better. Next time I tell a story, keep your hands in your *pockets* you toothless old buffalo!
Higher than a Hawk
Written by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Howard Keel See more