Calamity Jane (1953) / Warner Bros.
Directed By: David Butler
Starring: Doris Day & Howard Keel
Tagline: Yippeeeee!! It's the big bonanza in musical extravaganza!
~ The song featured in this musical "Secret Love" was also a huge hit hitting #1 on the Billboard Charts.
|1954||Won||Oscar||Best Music for "Secret Love"|
Music: Sammy Fain
Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster
|Nominated||Oscar||Best Music Scoring|
|Best Sound, Recording|
William A. Mueller
Musical Score Highlights:
Upon, finding out quickly that Francis was not a lady performer the men attending the saloon are displeased to say the least and are about to leave. Calamity steps up and decides she has a grand plan to save the saloon and the customers happiness which is to obtain the great entertainer named Adelaid Adams (Gale Robbins) who is at the moment in Chicago. To her delight the saloon and the cowboys in the saloon are both thrilled and stay for this headlining beauty to come. So now it is up to Calamity to offer her promise up on a silver platter.
From this Calamity is even more fueled up to make this truly happen and decides to travel to Chicago and meet in person Adelaid. The next part is a hillarious moment of mixups that occur where Calamity walks in and meets who she thinks is the great Adelaid who is singing one of her tunes and in one of her gowns. Though what is not known is that Adelaid's maid Katie Brown (Allyn McLerie) is in fact the person Calamity is meeting who has always dreamt of becoming a singer and the real Adelaid has gone immediately to start her touring in Europe. Katie decides to make her dreams come true and goes with the story that she is Adelaid and agrees to do the performances at the saloon and travel back with Calamity which makes her very happy! The travel back to Deadwood is very adventorous with Indians.
What will happen to the friends and the loves.....you will have to watch to find out! It is a great Warner Bros. musical with a perfect casting of Doris Day & Hoard Keel in the lead roles set with great tunes!