Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

DVD - 2002
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Calamity Jane is a calamity at love--she's too busy cracking a bullwhip to pay much mind to such girlie what-alls as dresses and perfume.
"The plot gets under way when Jane promises the citizens of Deadwood that she can persuade classy Chicago stage star Adelaide Adams to perform at the local opry house. Through a case of mistaken identity, Jane brings Adelaide's maid Katie 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. 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."--Bosley Crowther.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2002
ISBN: 9781419810831
Branch Call Number: Calamity
Characteristics: 1 DVD (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Mar 21, 2019

Get ready for a rootin’ tootin’ time when watching this classic starring Doris Day and Howard Keel! Music and comedy are blended together to make this sensational treat for the whole family. Songs like “The Deadwood Stage,” “I Can Do Without You,” “Higher Than a Hawk (Deeper Than a Well),” and “Just Blew in From the Windy City” will enchant audiences for years to come!

Jan 08, 2017

When it comes to gender-bending in Hollywood's "celluloid closet" - Here's a 1953 movie whose hit song "Secret Love" really takes on a whole new meaning (if you dig what I'm talking about here).

What lost this decidedly demented Chick Flick (?) some serious points was, of course, that ray of sunshine, Doris Day, and her utterly irksome performance as the title character.

Trying (dismally) to butch-it-up - Day, literally, chewed up the scenery, non-stop.

Dec 21, 2016

(*Calamity Jane-character movie-quote*) - "You thought I was a man!!??"

Hey! - Are you ready for a 1953, Hollywood Western/Musical/Comedy/Romance that's a total - And I do mean "total" gender-bender?.... Well - Then get ready for "Calamity Jane".

So - As this gender-bending story goes - Even though she's really, truly, hopelessly in love with Katie Brown (and vice-versa) - Calamity Jane (an implied tomboy/lesbian) completely reforms herself (discarding all of her infantry drag, cussing lingo, and macho mannerisms) and (get this!) (in frilly frock and a sweet, feminine demeanour) agrees to marry Wild Bill Hickok.... (Groan to the max!)

Anyway - When it came down to her utterly embarrassing, over-the-top portrayal here - (Believe me) - Doris Day's scenery-chewing "Calamity" was absolutely cringe-worthy from start to finish.

I mean - Isn't it just too ironic for words that (years later) Day would claim that her Calamity character was, indeed, her absolute fave of her entire career?.... (Spare me!).... (*Watch gender-bender movie-clip*)

Feb 20, 2016

VERY GOOD whack, fun 1953 Doris Day movie where she plays a 'glibber fibber, cuter shooter, blond buckaroo in buckskins' (from trailer, which I always watchin special features). And uses an amusing country twang/drawl when she speaks. Quite a different role for 'the girl next door' - and well done.
Several great songs, too - like 'Whip, Crack Away', the 'Woman's Touch' duet, and especially 'Secret Love' which won an Oscar for Best Song.

rufus_red4 Mar 25, 2015

An absolutely tuneful and joyful Hollywood musical. Doris Day is a revelation, an amazing triple threat talent who gets to showcase everything with this wonderful role. For anyone who wants to have a smile on their face, just watch this, it'll chase the blues away.

Apr 16, 2014

This was a really funny movie, with a really great cast and songs! I wouldn't mind watching it again.

Feb 25, 2012

Anyone who thinks musicals today are good need to see this. It's great clean fun. It's a classic with today's movies paling in comparison.

Feb 16, 2012

LOVED THIS MOVIE! The best musical I have seen in a LONG time!

Dec 30, 2011

I really enjoyed this film; it's nice to see Doris Day in a different role.


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