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Director:
Writers:
Sidney Sheldon (screenplay)
Herbert Fields (book) ...
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Release Date:
17 May 1950 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
"Annie Get Your Gun" is even greater as an M-G-M musical! See more »
Plot:
The story of the great sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, who rises to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A highly enjoyable movie from a simpler time. See more (88 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Betty Hutton ... Annie Oakley

Howard Keel ... Frank Butler

Louis Calhern ... Col. Buffalo Bill Cody
J. Carrol Naish ... Chief Sitting Bull

Edward Arnold ... Pawnee Bill

Keenan Wynn ... Charlie Davenport
Benay Venuta ... Dolly Tate
Clinton Sundberg ... Foster Wilson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Carriage Woman (uncredited)
Bette Arlen ... Carriage Woman (uncredited)
Polly Bailey ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Hal Bell ... Dancer (uncredited)
Evelyn Beresford ... Queen Victoria (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Eleanor Brown ... Minnie Oakley (uncredited)
Archie Butler ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Sue Carlton ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Bridget Carr ... Carriage Woman (uncredited)
Sue Casey ... Cowgirl (uncredited)
André Charlot ... French President Loubet (uncredited)

Mae Clarke ... Mrs. Adams, Party Guest (uncredited)
Dorinda Clifton ... Cowgirl (uncredited)
Diane Dick ... Nellie Oakley (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... Sour-Faced Wife (uncredited)
Michael Dugan ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Phil Dunham ... Cynical Man (uncredited)
Edward Earle ... Footman (uncredited)
Marietta Elliott ... Cowgirl (uncredited)
Herbert Evans ... Dignitary with Queen Victoria (uncredited)
Budd Fine ... Immigration Officer (uncredited)
Elizabeth Flournoy ... Helen (uncredited)
Lee Tung Foo ... Chinese Cook on Train (uncredited)
Mary Jane French ... Cowgirl (uncredited)
Fred Gilman ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Mary Ellen Gleason ... Cowgirl (uncredited)
A. Cameron Grant ... Minor Role (uncredited)
William Hall ... Tall Cowboy Boarding Boat (uncredited)
John Hamilton ... Ship Captain (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Ball Guest (uncredited)
James Harrison ... Mac (uncredited)
Dell Henderson ... Hotel Guest in Hammock (uncredited)
Carol Henry ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Tom Humphries ... Indian Warrior (uncredited)
Ed Kilroy ... Guest (uncredited)
Helen Kimball ... Cowgirl (uncredited)
Judy Landon ... Cowgirl (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Immigration Officer (uncredited)
Meredith Leeds ... Cowgirl (uncredited)
Warren MacGregor ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Robert Malcolm ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Charles Mauu ... Indian Warrior (uncredited)
Edith Mills ... Squaw (uncredited)
Rhea Mitchell ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Brad Morrow ... Little Jake Oakley (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Ball Guest (uncredited)
John Mylong ... Kaiser Wilhelm II (uncredited)
Kerry O'Day ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Anne O'Neal ... Miss Willoughby (uncredited)
Susan Odin ... Jessie Oakley (uncredited)
Rusty Parent ... Stagecoach girl (uncredited)
Nino Pipitone ... King Victor Emmanuel (uncredited)
Peter Price ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Charles Regan ... Barker (uncredited)
Al Rhein ... Barker (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Carl Sepulveda ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Dorothy Skyeagle ... Mrs. Little Horse (uncredited)
Sandra Spence ... Carriage Woman (uncredited)
Shooting Star ... Indian Warrior (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Ball Guest (uncredited)
Riley Sunrise ... Indian Warrior (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Barker (uncredited)
Tony Taylor ... Little Boy Holding Poster (uncredited)
Jack Trent ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Ellinor Vanderveer ... Sour-Faced Party Guest (uncredited)
Jackee Waldron ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Alice Wallace ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John War Eagle ... Indian Brave (uncredited)
Bunny Waters ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Frank Whitbeck ... Trailer Narrator (uncredited)

Frank Wilcox ... Mr. Clay (uncredited)
Billy Wilkerson ... Indian Warrior (uncredited)
Marjorie Wood ... Constance (uncredited)
Chief Yowlachie ... Little Horse (uncredited)

Directed by
George Sidney 
Busby Berkeley (uncredited) (footage unused and completely reshot)
 
Writing credits
Sidney Sheldon (screenplay)

Herbert Fields (book for "Annie Get Your Gun") &
Dorothy Fields (book for "Annie Get Your Gun")

Produced by
Arthur Freed .... producer
Roger Edens .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Charles Rosher (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James E. Newcom 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Paul Groesse 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett (costumes: men)
Helen Rose (costumes: women)
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup artist
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
Martha Acker .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Ben Lane .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Edward Woehler .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Al Jennings .... assistant director (uncredited)
George Rhein .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Richard Pefferle .... associate set decorator
Donald P. Desmond .... set constructor (uncredited)
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... sound supervisor
Norwood A. Fenton .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... special effects
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
 
Stunts
Sharon Lucas .... stunt double: Benay Venuta (uncredited)
Shirley Lucas .... stunt double: Betty Hutton (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Milford Cline .... gaffer (uncredited)
Ed Hubbell .... still photographer (uncredited)
Leo Monlon .... grip (uncredited)
John M. Nickolaus Jr. .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Peter Ballbusch .... montage (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Irving Berlin .... music and lyrics by
Adolph Deutsch .... musical director
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Adolph Deutsch .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Roger Edens .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Robert Tucker .... vocal supervisor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert Alton .... choreographer
James Gooch .... technicolor color consultant
Oscar Hammerstein II .... producer: stage play
Henri Jaffa .... technicolor color consultant
Richard Rodgers .... producer: stage play
Jack Aldworth .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Busby Berkeley .... director: some scenes (deleted from final print) (uncredited)
Alex Romero .... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
107 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:S | France:U | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #14293)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ginger Rogers wrote in her 1991 autobiography that she told her agent Leland Hayward to aggressively go after this film for her, and that money was no object. She wrote that she would have worked for one dollar, to make it legal. Hayward spoke with Louis B. Mayer, who said: "Tell Ginger to stay in her high-heel shoes and her silk stockings, she could never be as rambunctious as Annie Oakley has to be".See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In the first shooting match scene between Annie and Frank, electric transmission lines can clearly be seen in the background. Historically, this match took place in Cincinnati in 1881. The first electrical transmission grid was not erected until 1886 in Barrington, MA.See more »
Quotes:
Annie Oakley:[calling after Frank as he's walking away] Hey, mister...? Don't you like girls?
Frank Butler:[not comprehendeding the question] Well... sure!
Annie Oakley:[realizing it herself] I'm a girl.
Frank Butler:[laughing condescendingly as he walks away] That's fine.
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Soundtrack:
THE GIRL THAT I MARRYSee more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A highly enjoyable movie from a simpler time., 4 February 2007
Author: sydbirchall from Australia

I saw Annie Get Your Gun at a special screening for lovers of music from the 30s to the 50s. I found it very entertaining with marvellous songs from Irving Berlin. In fact, while I am an admirer of Berlin, his songs from this movie exceeded expectations. However, the absolute star of the show is Betty Hutton whose dynamic rendition of Berlin's music just blew me away. She had enthusiasm and energy unrivalled in that genre with the possible exception of Ethel Merman. Yet Betty could sing softly and sweetly in songs such as "They Say It's Wonderful".

Howard Keel was perfect for his role as Frank Butler and the competition between Frank and Annie is the cornerstone of the movie.

I have to cringe at the patronising portrayal of the American Indians but, of course, together with black Americans, this was typical of the culture and attitudes of the time -- all of which was to change radically during the next 15 years.

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