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Release Date:
17 May 1950 (USA) See more »
"Annie Get Your Gun" is even greater as an M-G-M musical! 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 & 4 nominations See more »
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A Classic Musical Gets the MGM Treatment See more (87 total) »


  (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
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)
Crew verified as complete

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107 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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?

Despite its popularity, this film was unavailable in any form from 1973 until 2000 due to legal tangling between Irving Berlin (and later his estate) and MGM (later Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros). It was finally re-released in 2000 after the 1998 Broadway revival of the stage show with Bernadette Peters renewed interest in seeing this film again.See more »
Anachronisms: Annie sees the Statue of Liberty as she returns to America to win Frank Butler's heart. The statue wasn't shipped from Paris until 1885, and wasn't completed in New York harbor until 1886, four years after Frank and Annie married.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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Referenced in Lemon Popsicle (1978)See more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A Classic Musical Gets the MGM Treatment, 3 January 2006
Author: ijonesiii from United States

1950's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN was originally planned to star Judy Garland in the title role; however Garland had just finished a stint in rehab and doctors recommended a year off. Instead she was given two weeks off and was assigned to report to wardrobe tests for the film. She even filmed a few scenes and a couple of musical numbers (which are included on the DVD), but Garland looks worn and haggard and she clearly was in no shape, physically or emotionally to work, so she was replaced by that bundle of bombastic( an adjective which I think the actress has the patent on)energy, Betty Hutton, who makes the most of this role and the classic Irving Berlin score (not Rodgers and Hammerstein as a previous poster stated). I have to admit I wouldn't have minded hearing Garland's interpretation of "I've Got the Sun in the Morning" or "They Say that Falling in Love" (Hutton's weakest moment) but for the most part Hutton shines as Annie and gets solid support from handsome Howard Keel as Frank Butler. Their duet "Anything you can do" is another highlight. A first rate stage musical gets first rate screen treatment from the MGM dream factory.

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