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Calamity Jane (DVD)
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Calamity Jane (DVD)
Date: 29/01/02, updated on 18/02/02 (146 review reads)
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I was waiting for this film to come on T.V. - I really wanted to see it again.
When I opened my Christmas present from my son guess what it was? – yes, that’s right, the video of Calamity Jane (what a sweetie). I watched it almost immediately and Corrie (my son) watched it with me (and he enjoyed it).
I had to write a review on about it (well!!!) So here it is.
In 1953 Doris Day and Howard Keel starred in this spectacular musical.
*~~ Outline of the plot (basically) ~~*
Here comes good old Calam , aboard the deadwood stage, laden with merchandise, all the way from “Chicagy” – “Rattle Snake” (the driver) by her side as she fights the "injun's" and entertains the passengers with the song “deadwood Stage”.
She has a bit of a soft spot for lieutenant “Danny” Gilmartin but her affections aren’t returned (is it any wonder)!
After a bit of a fiasco at the theatre (Golden Garter)! Calamity sets off for “Chicagy” in search of the one and only Adelaide Adams (a famous actress who wears “nothin but her underwear” – whom she has promised will perform).
Anyway, once in Chicago she is tricked by Katie Brown (A.A.’s maid) and truly believes Katie is Adelaide!
Back in Deadwood Katie Brown’s true identity is discovered, everyone is mad but they soon have a change of heart.
Katie and Calamity soon become the best of friends and they share Calam’s cabin (it’s more like a shack)- but they soon fix it up with a “women’s touch” (I feel a song coming on).
Disaster strikes and there is a fallout between the two friends!
If you haven't seen it you’ll have to watch it and find out what happens (although the video box is a dead give away with a picture of Doris Day in a wedding dress with Howard Ke
el at her side).
Corny but, as in most musicals, the beauty is in the songs not the plot.
Secret Love won Doris Day the Best Song Academy Award in the same year.
"Calamity Jane" was a Hollywood musical before it was on the stage, I for one was surprised to discover this as most musicals are often big hits on stage before making it into the cinema.
~~* Cast *~~
Doris Day - Calamity Jane
Howard Keel - Wild Bill Hickok
Allyn Ann McLerie - Katie Brown
Philip Carey - Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin
Dick Wesson - Francis Fryer
Paul Harvey (I)- Henry Miller
Chubby Johnson - Rattlesnake
Gale Robbins - Adelaide Adams
Certificate – U
Runtime – approx. 97 mins