Calamity Jane


Action / Comedy / Musical / Romance / Western

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 67%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 88%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 6919


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Doris Day as Calamity Jane
Robert Fuller as Young Man with Flowers
Howard Keel as Wild Bill Hickok
Philip Carey as Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin
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806.04 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 41 min
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1hr 41 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by HotToastyRag 9 / 10

So much better than Annie Get Your Gun

Let's get the obvious out of the way: Calamity Jane is a shameless rip-off of the hit Broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun. There, now that you know, you can sit back and enjoy the movie-especially since it's much better than its inspiration!

While blonde cutie-pie Betty Hutton played the gun-toting, masculine Annie Oakley in the film version of Annie Get Your Gun, blonde cutie-pie Doris Day plays the gun-toting masculine Calamity Jane in Calamity Jane. While Howard Keel played the big-voiced, hunky Buffalo Bill Cody in Annie Get Your Gun, he also played the big-voiced, hunky Wild Bill Hickok in Calamity Jane. There's a song of argument between the two leads, a song in which she realizes she's unexpectedly fallen in love, and a song he sings about his ideal love. Even with all those similarities, Calamity Jane is still infinitely better.

Doris Day is absolutely adorable! She's incomparably cute in her cowgirl digs, rough-talking slang, and blustering bravado. Because underneath it all, we know it's still the feminine, beautiful, bright Doris Day, and we know it's only a matter of time before she takes Howard Keel's advice and fits herself into a dress.

Howard Keel is utterly yummy and manly in another of his wonderful musical roles. It's only fitting that they cast Charlton Heston's look-a-like, Philip Carey, to distract Doris from Howard. If Philip had been replaced by someone less handsome, we'd be wondering what was wrong with Doris, why she'd set her cap at anyone else besides Howard Keel. As it is, Howard is pretty irresistible, and he and Doris have fantastic chemistry together.

The one fly in the ointment is Allyn Ann McLerie, a woman so beautiful and genuine every man in town falls for her. She's not beautiful, and her character isn't written to be genuine or trustworthy or nice or grateful-so why does she turn every man's head? It doesn't make any sense, but with the cute songs, energetic charm of Doris Day, macho presence of Howard Keel, and the extremely likable Dick Wesson in a surprising and hilarious role-you'll never see honey the same way again after his song!-there's plenty else to love about Calamity Jane. It's one of my favorite Doris Day movies-I highly recommend this hilarious musical!

Reviewed by MartinHafer 6 / 10

NOT a history lesson...more just a rootin' tootin' good time.

If you are looking for a history lesson, DON'T watch "Calamity Jane". While Calamity and her buddy Wild Bill Hickock were real old west figures, this film is pretty much myth from start to finish. The real Calamity Jane was an extremely unattractive prostitute and alcoholic...hardly the stuff of a musical comedy! So, the studio uses the names and hardly anything else about their lives to creative this lively film.

The film finds Calamity (Doris Day) a very manly sort of lady who loved to shoot, spit and dress like a guy. But she also was in love with Wild Bill...but she did a terrible job showing it and you could easily see why they were just friends during most of the movie. Toss into this a handsome officer and a young actress and you've got a romantic comedy western...with a few memorable songs and LOTS of energy. In fact, the film often seems more energy than substance or quality. I found it enjoyable but very, very slight...nothing more.

Reviewed by Dalbert Pringle 4 / 10

Straight Out Of Hollywood's "Celluloid Closet"

(*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) totally 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!)

Anyway - When it came down to her utterly embarrassing, over-the-top portrayal here - (Believe me) - Doris Day's scenery-chewing "Calamity" was completely 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!)

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