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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 »
NewsDesk:
(21 articles)
User Reviews:
A sure cure for the blues! 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:
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)
Rudy Bowman ... Townsman (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 ... Indian (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)
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)

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)
Bob Reeves ... Barfly (uncredited)
Waclaw Rekwart ... Barfly (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)
Carl Sklover ... Barfly (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:
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:
Appearing on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) in the 1970s, Doris Day recalled seeing early dailies from this film, in which she was stomped about the set in buckskins and leather, speaking in a high, girlishly feminine voice. She immediately brought her line readings down several registers, so she'd sound as tough as she looked.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Calamity rides into the Indian camp to rescue Dan, she fires seven shots from her six-shooter in such rapid succession she would have had no time to reload.See more »
Quotes:
Katie Brown:[song] Well now if you've got a cutie who's a real sweet petutie, better keep it under your hat. Just remember curiosity in fables of old, killed the curious cat. Well now if you've got a laddy who's a real sugar daddy, better take in the welcoming mat. Remember there's a dozen dolls for every dan, you're not the only sweetpea in the can, so if you wanna know the way to keep your man. Keep it under your hat. Keep it under your hat.See more »
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Soundtrack:
I Can Do Without YouSee more »

FAQ

Is 'Calamity Jane' based on a book?
What is 'Calamity Jane' about?
Why was Wild Bill dressed like an Indian squaw when Adelaid first appeared at the Golden Garter?
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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A sure cure for the blues!, 10 June 2003
Author: SilentType from Sydney, Australia

`Calamity Jane' is a film I love to take from the shelves when I'm feeling blue. It's so exuberant, so joyous, and so colourful that it cannot help but cheer you up!

Doris Day plays the role of her career as the rambunctious `Calam', the wildcat tomboy of Deadwood City. The fun starts when Calamity is sent to the `windy city' of Chicago to find a vaudeville beauty who will perform at the local bar. Instead of the genuine article, Calamity ends up with the star's ambitious maid, Katie, who decides to make her stab at fame in the star's place. Together, the two find fun, love, and a whole lot of catchy tunes.

Sure, the fascinating real-life historical figure Calamity Jane didn't look much like Doris Day - let alone Howard Keel, who is the last person you'd describe as `wild' - and Jane's transformation from independent homesteader to blushing housewife isn't what you'd call P.C., but if you're looking for reality, head to the Martin Scorsese section. This is light-as-a-feather entertainment done very well, and I can't help but love it!

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