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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)
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Release Date:
4 November 1953 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 (69 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:
Kenne Duncan ... Minor Role (scenes deleted)
Robert R. Stephenson ... Minor Role (scenes deleted)
Clarence Straight ... Minor Role (scenes deleted)
Victor Adamson ... Barfly (uncredited)
Fred Aldrich ... Chicagoan (uncredited)
Beulah Archuletta ... Indian Woman in Saloon Balcony (uncredited)
Edward Astran ... Bartender (uncredited)
George Bell ... Barfly (uncredited)
Ray Bennett ... Officer at Fort Dance (uncredited)

Billy Bletcher ... Prospector (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Saloon Patron (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Barfly (uncredited)
Forrest 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)
Jack Daly ... Bartender (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)
Augie Gomez ... Barfly (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)
Michael Jeffers ... Chicagoan (uncredited)
Brad Johnson ... Officer (uncredited)

I. Stanford Jolley ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ray Jones ... 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)
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)

Frank McClure ... Officer at Fort Dance (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ... Barfly (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Barfly (uncredited)
Francis McDonald ... Hank (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)
Joe Murphy ... Townsman (uncredited)
Zon Murray ... Colorado (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... Barfly (uncredited)
Jack Perrin ... Barfly (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Joe - Saloon Patron (uncredited)
Dick Rich ... Barfly (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway ... Chicago Street Flirt (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... Barfly (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt ... Barfly (uncredited)
Gene Roth ... Barfly (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Man in Chicago Show (uncredited)
Lee Shumway ... Bartender with White Sideburns (uncredited)
Tom Smith ... Barfly (uncredited)
Charles Soldani ... Indian (uncredited)
George Sowards ... Barfly (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)
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)
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:
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:
Gene Nelson was originally announced for one of male leads.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The arrow which lodges in Adelaid Adams' trunk atop the stagecoach casts two shadows, revealing studio lighting.See more »
Quotes:
Henry Miller:[looks inside stage coach] Is there a woman in here?
[Indians are looking at and touching Frances clothes and bag inside the stage coach]
Francis Fryer:No sir. Just Indians.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Introducing Henry MillerSee more »

FAQ

Is 'Calamity Jane' based on a book?
Why was Wild Bill dressed like an Indian squaw when Adelaid first appeared at the Golden Garter?
Was Calamity Jane a real person?
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19 out of 23 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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