CALAMITY JANE (1953)
It’s unsettling to read modern reviews of the Doris Day film Calamity Jane (1953) and find that critics use terms like “sexist,” “racist,” and “Sapphic” applied to this innocent musical entertainment.
None of those terms were used then, and the public found favor in Calamity Jane, making it one of the year’s biggest grossing films.
Doris Day stars as the eponymous heroine, but at first she is just barely recognizable under the grimy buckskin clothes she wears. She’s the rootin’ tootin’ facsimile of a Billy the Kid, but with a winning smile. She can outshoot any man in the
She’s brash too, at one point bragging to the local saloon owner that she can travel to