Doris Day portrays Calamity Jane in this musical from 1953, a rootin', tootin' shootin' hoyden in the western town of Deadwood. When she isn't tearing up the town, Jane spends her time cussing out Wild Bill Hickok (Howard Keel). The plot gets under way when Jane promises the citizens of Deadwood that she can persuade classy Chicago stage star Adelaide Adams (Gale Robbins) to perform at the local opry house. Through a case of mistaken identity, Jane brings Adelaide's maid Katie (Allyn Ann McLerie) back to town. Katie proves to be a success all the same, and out of gratitude promises to make a "lady" out of Jane, who is sweet on handsome Lt. Gilmartin (Philip Carey). When the lieutenant chooses Katie over Jane, our heroine is heartbroken--until she realizes that she has loved Wild Bill Hickok all along, and that the feeling is mutual so far as Hickok is concerned. The peppy musical score by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster includes the Oscar-winning Secret Love, which became a million-selling hit for Doris Day.
Genre:Western, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:David Butler, David Butler (I), David Butler
Written By:James O'Hanlon
In Theaters:Nov 4, 1953 Wide
On DVD:Apr 30, 2002
Runtime:1 hr. 41 min.
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The Outdoor Forest Theater in Carmel (View)
Mountain View Ave. and Santa Rita St.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
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