8.06.2008

Calam and Katie's "Secret Love" in Calamity Jane (1953) - Musical of the Month

StinkyLulu offers the following as my contribution to the "Musical of the Month" forum instigated by The Film Experience. This month brings our attention to an almost negligible Doris Day musical vehicle from 1953, Calamity Jane. If you are interested in my thoughts on the lesbian subtext of the film, click here for my unedited ramblings on the film; click the banner image at above-right to be routed to others' comments on the film. But, for now, I offer my own audio-visual meditation on...

Calam & Katie's "Secret Love"
click here to listen to Doris Day sing the song
Words & Music by Paul Francis Webster & Sammy Fain

Once I had a secret love
That lived within the heart of me
All too soon my secret love
Became impatient to be free
So I told a friendly star
The way that dreamers often do
Just how wonderful you are
And why I'm so in love with you
Now I shout it from the highest hills
Even told the golden daffodils
At last my heart's an open door
And my secret love's no secret anymore

And don't miss
what the other "Musical of the Month" Clubbers
have to say about this achievement
in 50s musical queerness...

3 comments:

criticlasm said...

That's excellent. Just excellent.

NATHANIEL R said...

brilliant.

you always come through. Strangely I had forgotten almost the ENTIRE plot of this movie so it was almost a shock to be confronted with it.

only Secret Love ever burrowed into my subconcious, remaining intact.

Nancy Lee Segal said...

Congratulations. You put it all together. I doff my hat to you --all the more because it takes the keen eye of a woman to bring this to consciousness. That you demonstrate this unique vision and appreciate the Sacred Love of what's really going on here, is truly laudilble

I bow to your insights and the loving care with which you present these loving female characters.

Bravo...

Nancy Lee