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Calamity Jane (DVD)
Member Name: JoandLee
Calamity Jane (DVD)
Advantages: Doris Day & Howard Keel
This 1953 classic is timeless still great to watch even in this day and anyone who has seen it will know the words to at least one song.
Doris Day stars as the frontier gal who is tryong to prove she's just as good as the men in her little town of Deadwood. While Howard Keel is Wild Bill Hickock who loves nothing more than to remind her that she's just a woman with a great imagination.
Calamity Jane has got to be one of the best musicals ever made.
Watch as she brings in the Deadwood stage all the way from Chicagy (chicago) full of passengers and with the help of driver "Rattle Snake". Sings the song Deadwood Satge whilst doing this then bursts into song when they arrive in the town and starts to throw out gifts that she has brought back.
Afterwards she goes into the local pub, The Golden Garter and introduces everyone to the locals. And has a story to tell of how she has killed so many Indians. Step up Wild Bill who makes the remark that with her killing them at such a rate why does the Government bother with the army, commence first of many differences of opinion between these two.
There's one man that Calamity loves with all her heart and that is Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin, he however doesn't feel the same in fact I think that is the furthest thing from his mind, she too manly to be his woman even after she saves him from the Indians.
There is one thing that all the men in Deadwood agree on and that is that Calamity could do with taking a look at Adelaide Adams a proper woman, an actress from Chicago. They all want to meet her and so off sets Doris to meet her and ask her to come back and perform in Deadwood.
Comedy moments along the offset of this trip starting with "I can do without you" a duet with her and Howard Keel. Then off she goes to find this strange woman who wears hardly any clothes.
On finding Adelaide she goes to the dressing room and asks her to go with her not realsing that she is really talking to Katie (Adelaides maid) who has been gifted all the old outfits and really wants a chance to shine as a singer.
She agrees to go back still claiming to be Ms Adams but when she gets there she meets Francis Fryer, a fellow thespain who played the same places as Adelaide so knows the truth. Katie loses her confidence and has to tell the truth.
Danny & Wild Bill don't care she's lovely and want her to stay, so Calamity takes her home to her cabin that has not really been used and together they get it homely. Regular visits from Danny and Bill to see that she has settled in ok.
Then comes the night of the ball both men want to take Katie but she makes them draw straws and Bill ends up with Calamity.
Here comes the catfight!!! Calamity sees that Danny and Katie are obviously falling for each other and that doesn't bode well Katie knows how she feels about him so how could they betray her. The girls argue and Katie not only moves from the house but from the town much to the displeasure of Danny and the rest of the town. At this point Bill declares that he loves Calamity so she forgets her feelings for Danny and goes to bring Katie back.
This being done they have a double wedding and live happily.
Calamity Jane ; Doris DAay
Wild Bill Hickock : Howard Keel
Danny Gilmartin : Philip Carey
Katie Brown ; Allyn Ann McLerie
Black Hills Of Dakota
I Can Do Without You
Just Flew In From The Windy City
Secret Love (oscar Winning song)
This is rated "U" and is great fun for all the family to watch.
Can't say that there were any exciting extras so I've not mentioned them
Summary: Is The Deadwood Stage Coming Your Way?