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Calamity Jane (1953)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Western  |  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

When Francis Fryer is really getting into his number ("I've Got A Hive Full of Honey"), he drops his handkerchief while backing up to the trombonist. A quick cut and the chiffon hankie is back in his hand. He didn't stop to pick it up off the floor. See more »

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Wild Bill Hickok: That's a right-smart looking harness you got on there.
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The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away)
Written by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung and whistled by chorus behind credits, then sung by Doris Day and chorus
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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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