Musical screening by Regal film fans

CALAMITY JANE, one of the most popular and lively musicals of all time, is the Regal Experience's next classic screening on Sunday at 2.30pm at the old Wymondham Regal, now part of the Ex-services' Club.

CALAMITY JANE, one of the most popular and lively musicals of all time, is the Regal Experience's next classic screening on Sunday at 2.30pm at the old Wymondham Regal, now part of the Ex-services' Club.

Made by Warner Bros in 1953, Calamity Jane stars the much loved and vivacious Doris Day in the title role and Howard Keel, with his big baritone voice and swaggering style, playing Wild Bill Hickok. The chirpy Doris plays her role with great gusto and among her many popular numbers are The Deadwood Stage, The Black Hills of Dakota, Just Blew In From The Windy City and, of course, the Oscar-winning chart success Secret Love. But the film features some fine comedic sequences as well.

There will also be an exhibition on the movie career of Doris Day, who turned 85 in April this year.

A short supporting documentary film tells the story of the celebrated Great Western Railway steam locomotive King George V, which was built in 1927 and was eventually withdrawn from service by the Western Region of British Railways in 1962 after covering an incredible 1,910,424 miles. Broadcaster, radio-cum-TV presenter and writer Paul Barnes, who directed the film, will be interviewed at the show. During his career Paul has himself interviewed the likes of The Duke of Edinburgh, Quentin Crisp, Noel Coward and Margaret Thatcher.


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King George V was chosen as the supporting film to Love Story for the 1971 Royal Film Performance, but Paul was unable to attend. At the time he was working on an assignment for Granada TV up north.

Tickets for the show are available from Maureen Dodman on 01953 605593 or Michael Armstrong on 01953 603246 and at Wymondham Heritage Museum. Prices are �4.50, concessions �3.50.

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