Deadwood, Dakota Territory, is largely the abode of men, where Indian scout Calamity Jane is as hard-riding, boastful, and handy with a gun as any; quite an overpowering personality. But the army lieutenant she favors doesn't really appreciate her finer qualities. One of Jane's boasts brings her to Chicago to recruit an actress for the Golden Garter stage. Arrived, the lady in question appears (at first) to be a more feminine rival for the favors of Jane's male friends...including her friendly enemy Wild Bill Hickock.
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Did You Know?
Warner Bros. studio head Jack Warner decided to make "Calamity Jane" after he tried - and failed - to buy the movie rights to "Annie Get Your Gun" as a vehicle for Doris Day
. He not only drew on another legendary "wild woman" of the Old West for his heroine, he hired the same male star, Howard Keel
, who'd appeared in the film of Annie Get Your Gun
(1950). See more
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. The person who wrote this must have missed the part where Calamity was on the train and also the the comment on the way back that 'The last 90 miles is by stage'. So it would have taken maybe a week for the round trip. See more
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Higher than a Hawk
Written by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Howard Keel See more