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Calamity Jane -- Doris Day and Howard Keel star as "Calamity" Jane and "Wild Bill"Hickock in this lighthearted musical based on the lives of two realcelebrities of the American West.
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 »
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:
Mighty Pretty See more (71 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)
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:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Calamity Jane:I got a strange feelin' somebody's bein' hustled.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The Black Hills of DakotaSee more »

FAQ

Why was Wild Bill dressed like an Indian squaw when Adelaid first appeared at the Golden Garter?
Is 'Calamity Jane' based on a book?
What was the drink Calamity ordered at the saloon?
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Mighty Pretty, 10 April 2003
Author: henry-girling from London, England

For a film that is fifty years old 'Calamity Jane' still entertains. It is usually compared unfavorably to 'Annie Get Your Gun' but I always enjoy this more. Doris Day dominates the film; dressed in buckskin or in frills, toting a gun or wielding a broom, belting out a song or doing a pratfall. Certainly a high point of her varied career. Her sheer energy is breath taking and it is no wonder that the rest of the cast seem subdued in comparison. Even Howard Keel is a bit wooden.

The songs are great, scattered through the uncomplicated plot like jewels, from the bouncy 'Deadwood Stage' to the combative 'I Can Do Without You' to the under rated 'High As A Hawk' and climaxing with the anthemic 'Secret Love'. 'A Woman's Touch' is not proof to our modern cynicism (for good reason) but it is still jolly song.

Looking back we can give other readings of the film; the cross dressing, the gay resonances, the treatment of the native Americans, the ownership of land. Which may all be true but it is basically what it is, a colourful and tuneful film that can be enjoyed time after time. It is mighty pretty and on its own terms pretty mighty.



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