Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Molly the Cat's ABC Wednesday Movie for the Letter J


The Humans own the movie I'm writing about today, one of the few that they actually see over and over. This is one of the Missus Lady's favorite musicals. Maybe top favorite. Every so often she breaks out singing "I've just been to the windy city" (usually while cooking or cleaning) and if Hero Man is nearby, he joins in. Happy sounds! 

Yeah, they like to sing along during the movie. 

The movie was made in 1953, the year that the Missus Lady was born. She said she first saw the movie when she was a teenager so all the Indian-and-Cowboy stuff was your regular movie rigmarole. She knows better today, she said. All in all, she likes this movie because of the songs and she loves how much fun Doris Day had singing and dancing as Calamity Jane.

Calamity Jane
Setting: The Dakota Territory in mid-1870s to 1880s.

I think without the musical stuff, the story would be considered a screwball comedy in the best way. Girl loves boy (not Wild Bill Hickcock) who loves the new girl in town who also loves the boy but she's loyal to Calamity Jane and doesn't want to hurt her. To add to that screwballiness, Wild Bill Hickcock, a very good friend of Calamity's, thinks he loves the new girl, too. Mewwww.

Will the new girl and the guy that Calamity Jane loves get to be together? Or, will the new girl end up with Wild Bill Hickcock? Or, will Wild Bill and Calamity realize they're annoyance with each other is actually love? 

Missus Lady wants you to know that the scene in which Calamity and Wild Bill (played by handsome Howard Keel) sing "I Can Do Without You" was done in one take. Purrrrrr!




A note from Su-sieee! Mac: Click here to check out what other bloggers from around the world have written about the letter J for ABC Wednesday.  Thank you,  ABCW team!

16 comments:

  1. I love this movie even though I haven't seen it in years. It's fun and so much talent.

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    1. Every time I see Doris Day dance I think what would she have been like before her accident that caused her dancing career to become a singing one.

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  2. I was born in 1953, so be nice, cat!

    ROG, ABCW

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  3. I totally understand why they like it although its not my most favorite one

    Have a splendid ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/21-J

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    1. They watched Jumbo last week, but Missus Lady didn't put it on the list for me to choose.

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  4. Delightful movie and great choice for J ~ ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

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  5. Dear Molly,
    You write great reviews.
    love & love,
    -g-

    ps - I just saw "A Streetcat Named Bob" - of course, YOU would already know about this TRUE Story about Bob the Cat and how he saved his human - and enchanted his community . . . Thank you for being a stellar cat.

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  6. I don't think I've ever seen this one. (Molly...I'm looking forward to see what movie you come up with for the letter X.)

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    1. Missus Lady says that you might like Calamity Jane, Betty.

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  7. One of my favourite Doris Day movies, ever!

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Thanks for the good cheer. :-)