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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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Betty Hutton ... Annie Oakley

Howard Keel ... Frank Butler

Louis Calhern ... Colonel William '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 Emile 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)
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 ... Boy (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
Donna Hall .... stunts (uncredited)
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:Tous publics | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #14293)

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At the end of the film there are numerous people riding horses in concentric circles. As the camera pulls all the way back, just before "The End" appears, it is clear that they are forming a target with Annie and Frank in the bulls eye.See more »
Continuity: Right before the song "You Can't Get a Man With a Gun", Annie sits down on a bench and opens her mouth wide for her first note; then in a closer shot she opens her mouth wide again, this time in sync with first note.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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25 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Annie Is Wonderful, Wonderful, So They Say, 27 July 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Despite the fact that Ethel Merman wasn't even considered by MGM to repeat her Broadway triumph and Judy Garland fell by the way side, Annie Get Your Gun is still as alive and as fresh as the day it debuted on Broadway and for 1147 performances starting in 1946. It was Irving Berlin's biggest stage success both quantitatively and qualitatively. It sure had the most hit songs coming out of it, maybe the most for any Broadway show.

Because they had Garland, so they thought at MGM, for box office, producer Arthur Freed felt they could go with an unknown for Frank Butler. Both John Raitt and Howard Keel tested for the role and Keel won the toss. Then Keel broke his ankle falling off a horse on the set and they shot closeups and around him, putting pressure on Judy Garland's fragile psyche. On top of that Frank Morgan who was playing Buffalo Bill died suddenly in the middle of the film. Most of it had to be reshot when Betty Hutton was borrowed from Paramount.

Annie Get Your Gun was the perfect musical to appeal to the Rosie the Riveter crowd who competed and won in a man's world during World War II. Those women who became feminist icons certainly identified with another feminist icon in Annie Oakley.

The real Annie Oakley was not as brassy as her character in Annie Get Your Gun. By all accounts Phoebe Annie Mosee, aka Annie Oakley was a quiet retiring woman when away from the spotlight. She let her skill with weaponry do her talking.

Irving Berlin wrote so many hits out of this film it's staggering. Ballads like They Say It's Wonderful and The Girl That I Marry were recorded by many artists down to the present. My Defenses are Down also sold quite a few platters back in the day.

But of course the theatrical profession got its anthem when Irving Berlin wrote There's No Business Like Show Business. There's a really fine recording of it that Bing Crosby, Dick Haymes and the Andrews Sisters did of it with the flipside being Anything You Can Do also another gem from this show.

Some songs didn't make the cut. A good one that Ethel Merman did called I Got Lost in His Arms is absent from this film, a pity. And Berlin wrote a song called Let's Go West Again which was to be done on the cattle boat by Hutton and the ensemble was cut. Al Jolson made a recording of it for Decca though.

Louis Calhern and Edward Arnold as Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill play a fine pair of frontier rogues. Calhern captured the character of the real later Cody quite well.

With feminist issues by now means settled, Annie Get Your Gun is maybe more relevant now than when it first came out.

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