Starring Doris Day as the titular gun-toting, whip-cracking Wild West whirlwind, Calamity Jane is a classic Golden Age musical. Screening with sing-along subtitles so you can join in with the Oscar-winning musical numbers.
Deadwood City, deep in Dakota territory, is largely the abode of men. But Calamity Jane is as hard-riding, boastful and handy with a gun as any.
Calamity’s grandstanding gets her in trouble when she promises to save the reputation of the local saloon by recruiting a beautiful singer all the way from the grand theatres of Chicago. The town’s latest arrival brings new life to Deadwood, but threatens disaster for Calamity when she catches the eye of Wild Bill Hickok, and Jane’s sweetheart, Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin.
Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk #bfimusicals