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CALAMITY JANE
June 9, 2019  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 4:00 p.m. ET

 

This 1953 movie is worth watching at this moment in time for two chief reasons. One is to honor the recent passing of its star, Doris Day, in what for her is a playful change-of-pace role. The other is to compare this conception of the role of Calamity Jane with the infinitely more colorful and quotable one on display in HBO’s very recent Deadwood: The Movie, and in its previous series version, as played brilliantly in both instances by Robin Wiegert. (Who, by the way, will return to TV tonight in the Season 2 premiere of Big Little Lies.

 
 
 
 
 
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