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Director: David Butler

Starring: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie, Philip Carey, Dick Wesson

Genre: Classic/Musical/Western

Duration: 101 mins

Rated: G

Summary: Deadwood, Dakota Territory, is largely the abode of men, where Indian scout Calamity Jane is as hard-riding, boastful, and handy with a gun as any. However, the army lieutenant she favors doesn’t really appreciate her finer qualities. One of Jane’s boasts brings her to Chicago to recruit an actress for the Golden Garter stage. Arrived, the lady in question appears (at first) to be a more feminine rival for the favors of Jane’s male friends…including her friendly enemy Wild Bill Hickock.

“’Calamity Jane’ is pure unadulterated fun, with bags of energy and optimism, and plenty of great songs. Timeless.” (Movie-Gazette)

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