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Calamity Jane -- The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.

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Director:
Writer:
James O'Hanlon (written by)
Contact:
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Release Date:
4 November 1953 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Yippeeeee!! It's the big bonanza in musical extravaganza! See more »
Plot:
The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
good old Doris ... See more (72 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Doris Day ... Calamity Jane

Howard Keel ... Wild Bill Hickok

Allyn Ann McLerie ... Katie Brown (as Allyn McLerie)

Philip Carey ... Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin
Dick Wesson ... Francis Fryer

Paul Harvey ... Henry Miller

Chubby Johnson ... Rattlesnake

Gale Robbins ... Adelaid Adams
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Victor Adamson ... Barfly (uncredited)

Fred Aldrich ... Chicagoan (uncredited)

Leon Alton ... Townsman (uncredited)
Beulah Archuletta ... Indian Woman in Saloon Balcony (uncredited)
George Bell ... Barfly (uncredited)

Ray Bennett ... Officer at Fort Dance (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Prospector (uncredited)

Stanley Blystone ... Saloon Patron (uncredited)
Rudy Bowman ... Townsman (uncredited)

Chet Brandenburg ... Barfly (uncredited)

Forest Burns ... Rider (uncredited)

Budd Buster ... Prospector (uncredited)

Lane Chandler ... Prospector (uncredited)

Roydon Clark ... Soldier (uncredited)

John Cliff ... Officer (uncredited)

Edmund Cobb ... Barfly (uncredited)

Ben Corbett ... Barfly (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ... Man in Chicago Show (uncredited)
Jack Daly ... Bartender (uncredited)
Luigi Faccuito ... Man at Fort Dance (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Barfly (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ... Man at Fort Dance (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Officer's Wife in Reception Line (uncredited)
Fritz Ford ... Soldier at Dance (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Chicagoan (uncredited)

Terry Frost ... Prospector (uncredited)

Clem Fuller ... Barfly (uncredited)

Robert Fuller ... Young Man with Flowers (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson ... Man at Fort Dance (uncredited)
Augie Gomez ... Indian (uncredited)

James Gonzalez ... Man at Fort Dance (uncredited)

Harold Goodwin ... Poker Player (uncredited)

Herman Hack ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bill Hale ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Officer at Dance (uncredited)

Al Hill ... Barfly (uncredited)
Ed Hinton ... Officer at Fort Dance (uncredited)

Reed Howes ... Angry Saloon Patron (uncredited)

George Huggins ... Barfly (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Stage Hand (uncredited)
Delos Jewkes ... Singing Townsman (uncredited)
Brad Johnson ... Officer (uncredited)

I. Stanford Jolley ... Townsman (uncredited)

Ray Jones ... Barfly (uncredited)

Dave Kashner ... Barfly (uncredited)
Ray Kellogg ... Singing Townsman (uncredited)

Colin Kenny ... Chicagoan (uncredited)

Jack Kenny ... Barfly (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Beau - Saloon Drunk (uncredited)

Ethan Laidlaw ... Barfly (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Barfly (uncredited)
Richard LaMarr ... Barfly (uncredited)

Rex Lease ... Man Who Gets Adelaide's Picture (uncredited)
Jimmy Lloyd ... Officer at Fort Dance (uncredited)

Tom London ... Prospector (uncredited)
Jack Low ... Barfly (uncredited)

Pierce Lyden ... Citizen (uncredited)

Emmett Lynn ... Artist (uncredited)

Ted Mapes ... Townsman (uncredited)

Kermit Maynard ... Barfly (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ... Barfly (uncredited)

Philo McCullough ... Barfly (uncredited)

Francis McDonald ... Hank (uncredited)

Frank McLure ... Officer at Fort Dance (uncredited)
William Meader ... Barfly Patting Lap (uncredited)
Nolie Miller ... Dancer (uncredited)

Frank Mills ... Barfly (uncredited)

Kansas Moehring ... Barfly (uncredited)
Tom Monroe ... Barfly (uncredited)

Monte Montague ... Pete (uncredited)

Jack Montgomery ... Barfly (uncredited)

Lee Morgan ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Jack Mower ... Buck - Barfly (uncredited)

Zon Murray ... Colorado (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... Barfly (uncredited)

Jack Perrin ... Barfly (uncredited)

Joe Ploski ... Joe - Saloon Patron (uncredited)
Bob Reeves ... Barfly (uncredited)
Waclaw Rekwart ... Barfly (uncredited)
Dick Rich ... Barfly (uncredited)

Suzanne Ridgway ... Chicago Street Flirt (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... Barfly (uncredited)

Buddy Roosevelt ... Barfly (uncredited)
Clark Ross ... Man at Fort Dance (uncredited)
Gene Roth ... Barfly (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Man in Chicago Show (uncredited)
Allen D. Sewall ... Townsman (uncredited)
Lucile Sewall ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Sammy Shack ... Townsman (uncredited)
Lee Shumway ... Bartender with White Sideburns (uncredited)

Carl Sklover ... Barfly (uncredited)

Tom Smith ... Barfly (uncredited)

Charles Soldani ... Indian (uncredited)

George Sowards ... Barfly (uncredited)
Norman Stevans ... Man in Chicago Show (uncredited)

Bert Stevens ... Man at Fort Dance (uncredited)

Glenn Strange ... Prospector (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Stage Hand (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Man at Fort Dance (uncredited)

Forrest Taylor ... Mcpherson - Minister (uncredited)

Harry Tenbrook ... Barfly (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Sailor Vincent ... Barfly (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie ... Barfly (uncredited)

Ray Whitley ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Bob Whitney ... Bartender (uncredited)

Billy Wilkerson ... Indian (uncredited)

Harry Wilson ... Barfly (uncredited)

Directed by
David Butler 
 
Writing credits
James O'Hanlon (written by)

Produced by
William Jacobs .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Buttolph (uncredited)
Howard Jackson (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Wilfred M. Cline (director of photography) (as Wilfrid M. Cline)
 
Film Editing by
Irene Morra 
 
Art Direction by
John Beckman 
 
Set Decoration by
G.W. Berntsen 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist
Bill Phillips .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Myrl Stoltz .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philip Quinn .... assistant director (as Phil Quinn)
Claude Archer .... assistant director: dance unit (uncredited)
Russell Llewellyn .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Budd Friend .... props (uncredited)
Ben L. Goldman .... assistant props (uncredited)
Harry Goldman .... props: dance unit (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Charles David Forrest .... sound (as David Forrest)
Stanley Jones .... sound
Ora Hudson .... boom operator (uncredited)
William A. Mueller .... sound (uncredited)
Marvin Stoltz .... cable boy (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Emile Avery .... stunts (uncredited)
Clem Fuller .... stunts (uncredited)
Donna Hall .... stunt double: Doris Day (uncredited)
Donna Hall .... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Mapes .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Leon Albert .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Charles Harris .... grip (uncredited)
Burt Jones .... best boy (uncredited)
Mac Julian .... still photographer (uncredited)
George Gordon Nogle .... camera operator (uncredited)
Lee Wilson .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Howard Shoup .... wardrobe
Mary Dery .... set wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Ralph Hibbs .... set wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Marie Pickering .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Leon Roberts .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Frank Comstock .... orchestrations
Jack Donohue .... musical numbers staged and directed by
Sammy Fain .... original songs: music by
Ray Heindorf .... musical director
Norman Luboff .... vocal arrangements
Paul Francis Webster .... original songs: lyrics by
 
Other crew
Emory Horger .... dialogue director (as Emory Hoerger)
Mitchell Kovaleski .... Technicolor color consultant (as Mitchell G. Kovaleski)
Ernie Flatt .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Charlotte Hunter .... dance stand-in: Doris Day (uncredited)
Dave Kashner .... coach (uncredited)
Irva Mae Ross .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Edward Scott .... assistant: dance unit (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros.- First National Picture)
Distributors

Additional Details

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Runtime:
101 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1989) | USA:Approved (certificate #16445) | West Germany:6

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Doris Day has often cited this particular movie and title role as her personal favorite among her 39 film appearances.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: The city of Deadwood in South Dakota is more than 900 miles from Chicago and yet various characters have no difficulty in traveling between the two cities from time to time. There were no cars or planes at the time and on horseback or coach would have taken at least a month.See more »
Quotes:
Calamity Jane:That's better. Next time I tell a story, keep your hands in your *pockets* you toothless old buffalo!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Lady in the Water (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
It's Harry I'm Planning to MarrySee more »

FAQ

What was the drink Calamity ordered at the saloon?
Was Calamity Jane a real person?
What is 'Calamity Jane' about?
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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
good old Doris ..., 5 December 2003
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

... who else could put across the Deadwoodstageis number like Doris Day in the opening sequences of this wonderful movie? Right through to her mushy ballad 'Secret Love' she is perfect for the role of the butch cowgirl who gets a feminine makeover and snares her shooting buddy (the excellent Howard Keel, in fine voice here). Doris was a true star, a great actress and singer, game for a laugh and a pretty blonde who transcended her rather trite public image through her talent. Calamity Jane is possibly her best work, and certainly one of the best musical movies of the 1950s (against some pretty stiff competition). They might be making musicals again, but they won't make them quite like this.

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