Annie get your guns. Standing on the left-hand corner of the stage, wearing a cowboy hat, a skirt with fringe at the hem, and a jacket with fringe hanging from the sleeves, Annie Oakley takes a rifle from her assistant, turns, and rapidly fires six shots, cocking the gun after each one, hitting six targets on a board at the other side of the stage. Then, as her assistant moves quickly to the target side of the stage and kneels down, Annie changes guns. The assistant tosses small clay pigeons in the air, one at a time, directly above his head; Annie takes aim and pulverizes each one. She's finished her seventh of these shots when the reel ends. Written by
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Copied at 30 frames per second from a 35mm print preserved by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Now available as part of a "mini series film" entitled "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" on DVD on "More Treasures from American Film Archives 1894-1931". See more