Stuart Gordon on

Calamity Jane

Released 1953
Distributor Warner Bros.

The success of Annie Get Your Gun prompted Warner Bros. to follow up with another musical western based on the popular stage show about Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane. Paul Francis Webster and Sammy Fain’s Oscar-winning song “Secret Love” became one of star Doris Day’s signature hits.

Here is a great primer on Day from the woman herself: TCM Tribute to Doris Day

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About Stuart Gordon

Writer/director Stuart Gordon returned to the world of live theater in 2009 with productions of Nevermore starring his old friend Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allan Poe and 2011’s Re-Animator The Musical (the title says it all.) In 2014 he produced and directed Taste, a play based on the true life story of the man who put a help-wanted ad on the internet for someone he could kill and eat. Of course he's best known for his film work, notably Re-Animator and From Beyond.

Stuart passed away in March 2020 after a long illness.

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