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
After leaving the ball at the fort, we cut to a shot of Calamity's bare back as she is undressing. Once she gets the dress off she is shown wearing undergarments that clearly cover most of her back. See more
That's better. Next time I tell a story, keep your hands in your *pockets* you toothless old buffalo!
Referenced in Lady in the Water
Introducing Henry Miller
Written by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Doris Day See more