Plain Jane? Guess Again! Mar 12, 2010
TITLE: Calamity Jane
CAST: Doris Day, Howard Keel
PLOT: Martha Jane Canary aka "Calamity Jane" assumes the responsibility to secure the services of a famous 'Chicagee' actress for the entertainment of the men of Deadwood City in the Black Hills. She is hoodwinked by a wannabe actress into thinking she is the famous actress. They both travel back to Deadwood where the hoax is discovered but this is Hollywood not Deadwood all turns out well and everyone finds love.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT: 7.5 of 10; This is not the best Western. This is not the best comedy. This is not the best musical. This IS the best exhibit of the athleticism, singing, dancing and acting of one of America's sweethearts: Doris Day. She shows she was our best at those efforts all at once.
DVD BONUS: Subtitles and some B&W footage of early 50's newsreels of the celebration of the movie's production out in the Black Hills area.
ADDED NOTES: Not a lick of the sets, costumes, characters and story is true but the movie is enjoyable none-the-less.