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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Brand-new song hits by the stage load!
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Did You Know?
Warner Bros. studio head Jack Warner decided to make "Calamity Jane" after he tried - and failed - to buy the movie rights to "Annie Get Your Gun" as a vehicle for Doris Day
. He not only drew on another legendary "wild woman" of the Old West for his heroine, he hired the same male star, Howard Keel
, who'd appeared in the film of Annie Get Your Gun
(1950). See more
When the Indians attack the coach, Calamity is seen firing over the leather suitcase. There is a dark spot on the side of the case just below her chin. A second later an arrow hits the spot, apparently following a wire that was edited out. See more
Excitement? Why, I got more arrows in the back of that coach than a porcupine has got stickers!
Written by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Doris Day See more