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Calamity Jane (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 4 November 1953 (USA)
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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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Doris Day has often cited this particular movie and title role as her personal favorite among her 39 film appearances. See more »

Goofs

The arrow which lodges in Adelaid Adams' trunk atop the stagecoach casts two shadows, revealing studio lighting. See more »

Quotes

[the singer is a man in drag]
Wild Bill Hickok: She ain't very good lookin'
Calamity Jane: That ain't all she ain't.
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Just Blew in from the Windy City
Written by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung and danced by Doris Day
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This movie is a gem.
17 December 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is a diamond. Simply shines. Doris Day is wonderful. 1953 women were treated as morons. She was ahead of her time. Thank goodness. Each song actually moves the story along. Each song has a good tune. So it is very easy to watch and enjoy. IT is uplifting. It is entertaining. What more can you ask for?? It has become a tradition on my birthday, to watch this movie. My Dad was the one who pointed out what a gem it was. Because it is a costume piece it is timeless. I have to admit I am a died in the wool Doris Day fan. Always will be. I can not even imagine who could play this part half as well now? Open to suggestions. Trust me this movie is a hoot.


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