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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Did You Know?
A Columbia Records album of selections from the Sammy Fain
-Paul Francis Webster
film score was comprised of four songs directly from the soundtrack (supervised by Ray Heindorf
), and four tunes commercially rerecorded by Doris Day
alone (arranged and conducted by Paul Weston
). The original 10-inch LP has been transferred to CD in Britain by Prism Platinum. In 1995, another English label, Jay Records, re-created the complete film score, adding five numbers from the 1979 British stage production. 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
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
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