Calamity Jane (film)

November 4, 1953 2 Comments

US Release Date: 04 November 1953

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  • 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

This lively musical film is set in the heart of Deadwood (Dakota Territory). It tells the tale of the tumultuous relationship between tomboy Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok. Although Calamity was usually so darn occupied with fighting Indians and cracking a bullwhip she slowly but surely begins to change her high-stepping tune and fall for her biggest rival. Calamity Jane has to be one of Doris’s best known and most loved characters. Generations have been enchanted by this magical film with its timeless Oscar nominated score by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster. It also contains Doris’s million-selling single Secret Love which won her an Academy Award.

Director(s): David Butler
Producer(s): William Jacobs
Studio: Warner Bros. (USA)
Musical/Western/Comedy/Romance
Colour (Technicolor)

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2 Comments to “Calamity Jane (film)”
  1. […] baritone singer, Howard Keel passed away aged 85 with Colon cancer. The mighty Keel, co-star of Calamity Jane was well known for not only his role as Wild Bill Hickok but for being one of Hollywood’s […]

  2. […] which stemmed from her childhood when she first laid eyes on Doris Day’s 1953 musical picture ‘Calamity Jane’. “She was such a huge talent” she enthuses now, “a triple threat as they say – she could […]

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