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Annie Oakley (1935)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Western | 15 November 1935 (USA)
A romanticized biography of the famous sharpshooter.

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Jeff Hogarth
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Vera Delmar
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MacIvor
Chief Thunderbird ...
Chief Sitting Bull (as Chief Thunder Bird)
Margaret Armstrong ...
Mrs. Oakley
Delmar Watson ...
Wesley Oakley
Adeline Craig ...
Susan Oakley
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Storyline

In a sharpshooting match, the manager of a Cincinnati hotel bets on the fellow who's been supplying the hotel with quail...who turns out to be young Annie Oakley. Result: Annie is hired for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (which is faithfully re-enacted in the film). She's tutored in showmanship by champ Toby Walker. But when Annie wins top billing, professional rivalry conflicts with their growing personal attachment, leading to misunderstanding and separation. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The sharpshooting star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show lives again to thrill you in a drama of fighting men and red romance! See more »


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A Bandoleira  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The first Western for both director George Stevens and star Barbara Stanwyck. Stevens of course would go on to make one of the definitive films in the genre - Shane (1953). See more »

Goofs

In the movie, during the European tour, Annie shoots a cigarette out of the mouth of Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany (later to become Germany's Kaiser). There was such an incident, but Annie didn't shoot the cigarette out of Wilhelm's mouth due to the danger but shot it out of his hand instead. During WWI Annie, reminisced that if she could do it over she'd let him put it in his mouth and then miss. See more »

Quotes

Vera Delmar: Ah, I was wondering, Mr. MacIvor, if you could help me find some plain sewing.
MacIvor: Well, I don't know about needlework, but, uh, I've got a cigar stand at the hotel.
Vera Delmar: Oh, I love a man who smokes a cigar!
MacIvor: Mind yuh, the job only calls for sellin' cigars.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: No fiction is stranger than the actual life of Annie Oakley who came out of a backwoods village half a century ago to astonish the world. See more »

Connections

Version of Annie Get Your Gun (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Battle Hymn of the Republic
(uncredited)
Music by William Steffe (circa 1856)
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe (1961)
Background music for the Washington show
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Stanwyck Good Choice For The Role
27 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck, as I have mentioned in other reviews, was a tough woman but a likable one, at least with me. I don't normally go for those tough dames but her voice and personality she brought to a lot of roles always attracted me. A case in point was this movie. I doubt if another actress would have made this a better-than-average film, which Stanwyck did.

Preston Foster's character in here, meanwhile, undergoes one of the fastest transformations I've ever seen on film, from arrogant pig to very likable good guy in no time at all. In fact, he turned out to be such a good guy that parts of this film, where "Toby Walker" was wronged, are difficult to watch.

There's a little humor also thrown in this western, mainly involving "Sitting Bull." It's been a long time since I've seen this film but I would definitely watch it again if it came out on DVD.


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