Film: Calamity Jane
"Excitement? Why, I got more arrows in the back of that coach than a porcupine has got stickers!"A 1953 movie musical based on the famous gunslinger, Calamity Jane starred Doris Day as the title character and Howard Keel as Wild Bill Hickok. One of the film's songs, "Secret Love", became an Oscar-winning hit song for Day.Calamity Jane comes to the town of Deadwood, South Dakota one day. She decides to revitalize the local saloon by bringing them Chicago star Adelaide Adams. Unfortunately, she instead brings them Adelaide's maid, Katie Brown, whom she found trying on her costumes. Katie becomes a hit with everyone, including Jane's secret love, Lt. Daniel Gilmartin. A rivalry for his affections with Katie ensues.
This film features examples of:
- And I'm the Queen of Sheba: The small-town theatre hall owner in Deadwood sarcastically says this when Calamity asks why he doesn't send for Adelaide Adams.Calamity: Why don't you send for her?
Henry: Sure. Why don't I send for the Queen of Sheba?
Calamity: ...No good. They want Adelaide!
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Jane and Bill have this.
- Beta Couple: Katie and Danny.
- Does Not Like Men: Jane has a song about this in the Screen-to-Stage Adaptation.
- Dragged into Drag: Francis Fryer appears on stage as "Frances", but not willingly.Wild Bill Hickock: She ain't very good lookin'.Calamity Jane: That ain't all she ain't.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: Due to her masculine appearance, Katie initially mistakes Jane for a man.
- Love Triangle: Jane and Katie over Danny.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Everyone reacts this way to seeing Jane in a dress.
- The Savage Indian: Jane brags about the many she has fought and killed.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Jane and Katie.
- Weddings for Everyone: Katie and Danny, along with Jane and Bill.