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Release Date:
17 May 1950 (USA) See more »
Hear 10 Irving Berlin Songs! See more »
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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Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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  (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)
Luigi Faccuito ... Dancer (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)

William Hoehne Jr. ... Cowboy / Singer (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)
Alex Romero ... Dancer (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 (almost all footage scrapped and reshot) (uncredited)
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)
John Waters .... second unit 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
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)
Maurice Marks .... stand-in: Howard Keel (uncredited)
Alex Romero .... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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107 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: The real Annie Oakley was a brunette.See more »
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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16 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Perfectly Palatable, 28 August 2005
Author: Garrettk41 from South Portland, Maine

I have had many outings with this popular musical by Irving Berlin. First, I saw it live on Broadway (my first show) starring Bernadette Peters. Then I listened to the original Broadway cast soundtrack with Ethel Merman, which led me to think that Peters really wasn't that good after all. Then finally, I got to see this movie about three years ago. Plus, last year I was in "Annie Get Your Gun" at Portland Players, portraying several minor characters. It's too bad it followed the modernized version more closely than the original, which was changed for the sake of political correctness! Oh well.

Seeing the movie helped me to understand the plot of the whole story better; plays don't always do it for me (not the first time around anyway). It's by no means a great film. It's a bit slow (notice the point where Annie is anticipating what she'll do when she bumps into Frank on the boat) and the music is not performed quite as well as I would have liked to hear (at least, not when compared to what I'm used to). Yet it's still worth watching if you're a fan.

Judy Garland was originally intended to play Annie Oakley, but had to quit because of her "unfortunate condition". She was replaced by Betty Hutton, who had a much more appropriate voice for the role. So many people have expressed disappointment that Garland had to leave the set, claiming that that was what kept it being great. That kind of thinking gets to me. Nobody, and I mean nobody, is so wonderful that their presence automatically guarantees that a movie will be a masterpiece. I've seen footage of Garland on the DVD. She was better than I expected, but I'm still not sure she would have worked. Just check out "I'm an Indian Too". She's just too pure. More robustness was needed. Betty had it all, and was just a little ways behind Merman.

Howard Keel is just right as rival sharpshooter Frank Butler. He has the exact attitude needed for Frank's jealousy whenever Annie gets more fame than he, and also the right attitude for expressing how much he loves her. Colonel Buffalo Bill is well played by Louis Calhern, replacing Frank Morgan who had suddenly died (This could nave been a second picture with him and Judy Garland acting together- the first being "The Wizard of Oz", of course.). Sitting Bull is played to perfection by J. Carol Naish, who had, I believe, played the same role in an earlier film about Annie Oakley. I love the part where he corrects the illiterate Annie on her pronunciation of the word "champaigne". Edward Arnold is perfectly cast as Pawnee Bill, Buffalo's fierce competitor. Keenan Wynn quite nicely fits the role of Frank's manager, Charlie Davenport. Solid contributions are also made by Clinton Sundburg (Foster Wilson, the property man) and Benay Venuta (Dolly Tate).

Berlin's memorable score includes such familiar songs as "They Say It's Wonderful" "Doin' What Comes Naturally", "Anything You Can Do", "You Can't Get A Man With A Gun", "I Got The Sun In The Morning", and, oh yes, "There's No Business Like Show Business"- and there really ain't. Also included are "I'm an Indian Too" and "Colonel Buffalo Bill", two fine songs that were unjustly removed from the modernized version. It's no real surprise that this movie won the Best Score Oscar.

George Sidney directs. This is a pretty darn, I mean "durn" as Annie would pronounce it, good movie. It's certainly worth seeing at least once. So get to it.

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