Calamity Jane (Evelyn Ankers), learning that her ownership of the "Prairie Queen" saloon, bequeathed to her by the late unseen Frank Mullen, is going to be disputed by Frank's niece, ...
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A Wild West cow town is starving for entertainment, and it falls upon Calamity Jane, a rowdy, gun-toting,jeans-wearing tomboy, to go to Chicago to bring back a famed stage actress. She ... See full summary »
Calamity Jane (Evelyn Ankers), learning that her ownership of the "Prairie Queen" saloon, bequeathed to her by the late unseen Frank Mullen, is going to be disputed by Frank's niece, Cecelia Mullen(Ruth Whitney) and her lawyer, Gordon Hastings (James Ellison), the latter brought to town by her rival saloon owner Matt Baker(Jac Ingram). Calamity and her aide, Colorado Charley Lee 'Lasses' White) try to run Gordon out of town, but he outwits them. However he listens to Calamity's story, and decides to back her ownership of the Prairtie Queen. Cecelia comes to town, and promises Gordon she will help him see that justice is done, but she is unable to provide the letters from her late uncle that proves Calamity's case. Calamity and Gordon discover that Baker has the letters, and they are recovered after a showdown shootout , in which Clamity is wounded. Gordon marries Cecilia and goes back home to Texas , leaving Calamity to mourn her one-and-only true love, Wild Bill Hickok.Written by
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In the beginning, Calamity, is crying by Wild Bill Hickok's grave. When she walks away, her horse follows, and bumps the headstone. It sways back and forth quite a bit. See more »
[referring to Wild Bill Hickok]
Well, I reckon I ain't never loved anybody else but him anyway. Pard, we'll meet again in the Happy Hunting Grounds.
I sure hope there's plenty of room up there, Calam, 'cause when you and Wild Bill get together again, there's gonna be some tall shootin'!
When I die, Colorado, I want to be buried right here... beside him.
Calam's wish was granted. Her friends buried her beside him. Calam died in Deadwood 27 years later on the same day of the month Wild...
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That was the title on the pretty Trucolor print shown on the Encore Western's channel....and I thought the film was a pretty likable low budgeter. The cast was professional...and the writing and direction told the pleasant enough story well. The depiction of Calamitiy Jane's love for the late lamented Hickock...and her reluctance to be caught up in a flirtation with lawyer Eliison give the film a slight air of gravity and romance missing from most b westerns of the era....
I like the strange ethereal unreality of well used two color systems...and the use of pink and orange and green in this one is a treat....and well worth a peak for he curious...
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