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Annie Oakley (1935)

A romanticized biography of the famous sharpshooter.

Director:

George Stevens

Writers:

Joel Sayre (screen play), John Twist (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Annie Oakley
Preston Foster ... Toby Walker
Melvyn Douglas ... Jeff Hogarth
Moroni Olsen ... William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody
Pert Kelton ... Vera Delmar
Andy Clyde ... MacIvor
Chief Thunderbird Chief Thunderbird ... Chief Sitting Bull (as Chief Thunder Bird)
Margaret Armstrong ... Mrs. Oakley
Delmar Watson Delmar Watson ... Wesley Oakley
Adeline Craig Adeline Craig ... Susan Oakley
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Storyline

In a sharpshooting match, the manager of a Cincinnati hotel bets on the fellow who's been supplying the hotel with quail...who turns out to be young Annie Oakley. Result: Annie is hired for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (which is faithfully re-enacted in the film). She's tutored in showmanship by champ Toby Walker. But when Annie wins top billing, professional rivalry conflicts with their growing personal attachment, leading to misunderstanding and separation. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Meet Col. Cody, Sitting Bull, and all the two-gun heroes of the plains, in the big show that astonished two continents ... a livid background for the flaming love of Annie Oakley! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Sioux

Release Date:

15 November 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bandoleira See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jean Arthur turned down the lead role. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene when Annie is shooting the targets you hear nine rifle shots, but you see sixteen targets destroyed. See more »

Quotes

Rough Rider: Perfume. Dang it, you smell like Happy Minnie's back in Omaha.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over a background of a woman in a cowboy hat shooting at a target. See more »

Connections

Edited into Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

The Little Brown Jug
(1869) (uncredited)
Written by Joseph Winner
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OAKLEY AND STANWYCK BOTH BIGGER THAN LIFE
13 August 1999 | by renfield54See all my reviews

I've always loved Annie Oakley. I've always loved Barbara Stanwyck too. I'm sure one is related to the other. This used to be one of those old, mid-morning movies that was shown fairly often. If you stayed home from school, (ahem) SICK, you got to see it. Cowboys, Indians, Buffalo Bill, his Wild West Show, sharpshooting, a (yucky) love story, and the charming and beautiful Barbara Stanwyck. Hmmm, what a way to recover enough to return to school!!! Barbara Stanwyck was a liberated woman playing liberated roles long before it was in vogue.

Great license is taken with history, but this film was made when heroes were bigger than life and legend ruled. It's a nicely told story, tracing the life of a young girl, from the backwoods to a life of world-wide celebrity (yes, and love too). "Annie's" skills were real, but she had lots of help learning "showmanship". There are a lot of funny moments, warm moments, and selfless (O Henry type) acts. These "flesh" out the story and lead you right into a joyous ending. (AIN'T LOVE GRAND!)

Very nicely done, it will please "new" audiences and old-timers alike. The younger crowd should especially like "Annie Oakley". They don't make movies like this anymore. It's a fitting tribute to Annie Oakley, American legend, and folk hero.....

PS--- I gave this a 9 out of 10 rating. I was tempted to give it a 10, after all, it was made in 1935 and is still good....


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