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Calamity Jane (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 4 November 1953 (USA)
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The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Calamity Jane
... Wild Bill Hickok
... Katie Brown (as Allyn McLerie)
... Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin
... Francis Fryer
... Henry Miller
... Rattlesnake
... Adelaid Adams
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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. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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4 November 1953 (USA)  »

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Schwere Colts in zarter Hand  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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All through the film it is hinted that Bill Hickock is in love with Calamity Jane. In several scenes he is seen to be gazing adoringly at Calamity, and also his refusal to reprimand her for insulting her. Unlike his reputation, he behaves in a gentlemanly manner all through the film. See more »

Goofs

The arrow which lodges in Adelaid Adams' trunk atop the stagecoach casts two shadows, revealing studio lighting. See more »

Quotes

Wild Bill Hickok: [finds a gun hidden in Calamity's wedding dress] What's this fer?
Calamity Jane: Awww... just in case any more actresses come in from Chicagy!
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Connections

Referenced in The IT Crowd: Calamity Jen (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Just Blew in from the Windy City
Written by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung and danced by Doris Day
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If you see only one Doris Day movie -
24 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

Make it this one ! With so many wonderful performances to pick from, I think of this as her best performance. She is so dynamic and alive in this role.It's a very cute story. The supporting cast members are all excellent. It's a beautiful movie to look at. The songs are wonderful. They're infectious. I love the Deadwood Stage - Whip crack away ! It's not just one of the best Doris Day musicals - it's one of the very best musicals on film. Doris Day is an amazing powerhouse. She looks incredible in her leather outfit and stunningly beautiful in her dress for the ball. There's a wonderful scene where she transforms a run-down cabin into a darling cottage while singing a merry song. Not very realistic, but that's why musicals are so fun. I now call Chicago "Chi-caw-gee" because of this movie. Really cute. Don't miss.


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