Calamity Jane (1953)

To celebrate Doris Day’s life and career, The Regal’s Wild West Wednesday series is proud to present Calamity Jane starring Doris Day.

In the lonely Deadwood, Dakota, territory, sharpshooter Calamity Jane (Doris Day) falls for cavalry Lt. Danny Gilmartin (Philip Carey) when she is forced to rescue him from the Indians.

Recognizing that the women-starved townsmen long for a “real” woman, Calamity journeys to Chicago to bring back famous singer Adelaid Adams, but mistakenly brings her maid Katie instead.

Heartbroken when Danny falls for Katie, Calamity all but ignores her jovial friend Wild Bill Hickok (Howard Keel).

“Hugely enjoyable 1953 musical” – The Guardian ★★★★★

“Boisterous fun, with Day’s performance – as the song goes – as busy as a fizzy sarsaparilla” – The Observer ★★★★