The Texan Meets Calamity Jane (1950)

71 mins | Western | November 1950

Director:

Ande Lamb

Writer:

Ande Lamb

Producer:

Ande Lamb

Cinematographer:

Karl Struss

Editor:

George McGuire

Production Designer:

David Milton

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The title on the viewed print was Calamity Jane and the Texan . Ande Lamb's onscreen credit reads: "Written, produced and directed by." The film was re-released by Screencraft Pictures, Inc. For more information on other films about Calamity Jane, See Entry for The Paleface ... More Less

The title on the viewed print was Calamity Jane and the Texan . Ande Lamb's onscreen credit reads: "Written, produced and directed by." The film was re-released by Screencraft Pictures, Inc. For more information on other films about Calamity Jane, See Entry for The Paleface . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
4 Nov 1950.
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Daily Variety
18 Oct 50
p. 3.
Film Daily
19 Oct 50
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
18 Oct 50
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
21 Oct 50
p. 537.
Variety
18 Oct 50
p. 6.
DETAILS
Release Date:
November 1950
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 November 1950
Copyright Number:
LP979
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Sound System
Color
Trucolor
Duration(in mins):
71
Length(in feet):
6,368
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

The town of Deadwood Gulch prepares to celebrate the anniversary of the death of Wild Bill Hickok. Calamity Jane, who owns the local saloon, throws a party every year so that people will not forget Bill, the only man she ever loved. Before the event, Matt Baker, a crooked gambler, offers to buy her out because her honest card games make it difficult for him to earn a living. When she refuses, he reveals that he has spoken with Cecelia Mullen, the niece of the deceased Frank Mullen, who left the saloon to Calamity after she saved his life. Cecelia claims that Frank left her the saloon and has sent her lawyer, Gordon Hastings, to challenge Calamity for the ownership. Despite this threat, Calamity refuses to sell. She and her employee, Colorado Charley, kidnap Gordon from the stagecoach and explain their position. Intrigued by Calamity, Gordon agrees to investigate and work out a compromise. After Gordon quarrels with Baker over his interest in the saloon, a sniper tries to kill him, but Calamity kills the sniper first. When Cecelia arrives in Deadwood, Gordon tells her Calamity's story, but she is not convinced and refuses to compromise with Calamity. Unknown to Gordon, Cecelia has a letter from Frank informing her that he gave Calamity the saloon. Later, the conniving Baker forces Cecelia to assign him power of attorney and steals Frank's letter. The next morning, Calamity finds Cecelia, who has been tied up by Baker, and learns what occurred. Cecelia and Gordon confront Baker and his men, and a shootout ensues. After Baker's men are arrested, Gordon and Cecelia, ... +


The town of Deadwood Gulch prepares to celebrate the anniversary of the death of Wild Bill Hickok. Calamity Jane, who owns the local saloon, throws a party every year so that people will not forget Bill, the only man she ever loved. Before the event, Matt Baker, a crooked gambler, offers to buy her out because her honest card games make it difficult for him to earn a living. When she refuses, he reveals that he has spoken with Cecelia Mullen, the niece of the deceased Frank Mullen, who left the saloon to Calamity after she saved his life. Cecelia claims that Frank left her the saloon and has sent her lawyer, Gordon Hastings, to challenge Calamity for the ownership. Despite this threat, Calamity refuses to sell. She and her employee, Colorado Charley, kidnap Gordon from the stagecoach and explain their position. Intrigued by Calamity, Gordon agrees to investigate and work out a compromise. After Gordon quarrels with Baker over his interest in the saloon, a sniper tries to kill him, but Calamity kills the sniper first. When Cecelia arrives in Deadwood, Gordon tells her Calamity's story, but she is not convinced and refuses to compromise with Calamity. Unknown to Gordon, Cecelia has a letter from Frank informing her that he gave Calamity the saloon. Later, the conniving Baker forces Cecelia to assign him power of attorney and steals Frank's letter. The next morning, Calamity finds Cecelia, who has been tied up by Baker, and learns what occurred. Cecelia and Gordon confront Baker and his men, and a shootout ensues. After Baker's men are arrested, Gordon and Cecelia, who have realized that they are in love, return to San Antonio, and Calamity keeps the saloon. When Calamity dies, twenty-seven years later, she is buried next to Wild Bill, her only true love. +

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