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Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Passed | | Biography, Comedy, Musical | 17 May 1950 (USA)
The story of the great sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, who rises to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Storyline

A story very loosely based on the love story of Annie Oakley and Frank Butler who meet at a shooting match. Fabulous music although the lead characters have virtually nothing to do with the actual historical figures. Annie joins Frank Butler in Col. Cody's Wild West Show. They tour the world performing before Royalty as well as the public at large.

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love | sharpshooter | the end | girl | gun | See All (169) »

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

17 May 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Annie, la reine du cirque  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,768,785 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,000,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The existing footage of Judy Garland shot prior to her leaving the production shows that some key sequences, most notably "I'm an Indian Too" were originally to have been shot on a sound-stage, rather than outdoors. Besides the major roles mentioned above, several child roles were also recast between Garland leaving the film and production resuming with Betty Hutton, as evidenced by the Garland version of "Doin' What Comes Naturally". See more »

Goofs

The climax, which is set at the foot of the Statue of Liberty in the early 1880s, shows a 20th century New York City skyline, with skyscrapers, as the backdrop. See more »

Quotes

Chief Sitting Bull: Sitting Bull live by three words: Keep bow tight, Keep arrow sharp,
[and with finality]
Chief Sitting Bull: No put money into show business.
Charlie Davenport: [rhetorically] How'd we ever get this country away from them?
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Connections

Spoofed in The Simpsons: How Lisa Got Her Marge Back (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

MY DEFENSES ARE DOWN
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Howard Keel and Chorus
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User Reviews

 
Hutton was great!
20 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I disagree with the previous reviewer who said Garland would have been better in this role. Betty Hutton was great. She may not have been the singer that Garland was, but she did a excellent job of looking really unpolished in the beginning and cleaning up to be a very attractive woman. Her portrayal of Annie has a lot personality and humor. If you rent or buy the anniversary tape or DVD for this movie, they've included some scenes that had been already shot with Judy before they decided to recast her role. There is no comparison. Judy was not up to the role at that point in her life and it really shows. I'm glad Betty was cast. I think it's a great movie/musical due to her performance.


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