Calamity Jane (1953)

Calamity Jane (1953)

Calamity Jane (1953)

  • Directed by David Butler
  • Starring Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie, Philip Carey, Gale Robbins, Dick Wesson
  • USA | 99mins | 1953 | rated (U)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25

Film run time: 1hr 39m

Join us for this Oscar-winning classic, starring Doris Day as the gun-toting, whip-cracking Wild West whirlwind.

Calamity Jane is 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, but Katie proves to be a success all the same.

There are wide-open Technicolor Western spaces, lots of high-stepping dances and a hummable humdinger of a score by Academy Award-winning songwriters Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster. Taking their first Oscar for the classic ballad Secret Love, the song became a million-selling hit for Doris Day – one of Hollywood's most iconic stars, in this, one of her most beloved roles.