1950s movies marathon – part 45

Calamity Jane (1953, USA)

Come sing along with the happy citizens of Deadwood, the colorfullest cheerfullest town of the good ol’ West!  Doris Day as Calamity Jane is one of the most astonishing things that have ever happened in movies.  She’s awful, and the movie is awful too, but it doesn’t matter, because this is a fantastic awful movie.  Watched it all.  This movie is only a few line changes away from being a lesbian love drama, but it ends with Calamity Jane marrying Wild Bill Hickock, destined for a long life of happiness.

Battle Circus (1953, USA)

Did you ever wonder what M.A.S.H. would look like if it wasn’t a comedy, and featured Humphrey Bogart as the scruffy doctor?  Well here it is!  It has the helicopters and tents and operation scenes and everything.  Even Hotlips!  Watched: 17 minutes.

Holiday with Angel / Dovolená s Andelem (1953, Czechoslovakia)

All the most productive workers of Czechoslovakia get rewarded by the Party with something called a “vacation”, a period of non-work in relaxing surroundings.   They’re sent off to a fancy hotel where most of the rooms even have running water!  In the future, such “vacations” will be available to all loyal workers in the socialist worker’s paradise.  Watched it all.

Will Any Gentleman..? (1953, UK)

Hey, this movie has two future Doctor Whos in it, Jon Pertwee and William Hartnell!  Nerdgasm!  The younger Pertwee would have made an excellent Doctor even by our current youth-fixated standards.  Watched: 14 minutes.

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