|Doris Day||Calamity Jane|
|Howard Keel||Wild Bill Hickok|
|Allyn McLerie||Katie Brown|
|Philip Carey||Lt. Danny Gilmartin|
|Dick Wesson||Francis Fryer|
|Paul Harvey||Henry Miller|
|Gale Robbins||Adelaid Adams|
In the lonely Deadwood, Dakota, territory, sharpshooter Calamity Jane falls for cavalry Lt. Danny Gilmartin when she is forced to rescue him from the Indians. Recognizing that the women-starved townsmen long for a ''real'' woman, Calamity journeys to Chicago to bring back famous singer Adelaid Adams, but mistakenly brings her maid Katie instead. Heartbroken when Danny falls for Katie, Calamity all but ignores her jovial friend Wild Bill Hickok .