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Annie Oakley (1935)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Western | 15 November 1935 (USA)
A romanticized biography of the famous sharpshooter.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Annie Oakley
... Toby Walker
... Jeff Hogarth
... William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody
... Vera Delmar
... MacIvor
Chief Thunderbird ... Chief Sitting Bull (as Chief Thunder Bird)
... Mrs. Oakley
Delmar Watson ... Wesley Oakley
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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Trivia

Jean Arthur turned down the lead role. See more »

Goofs

In the movie, during the European tour, Annie shoots a cigarette out of the mouth of Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany (later to become Germany's Kaiser). There was such an incident, but Annie didn't shoot the cigarette out of Wilhelm's mouth due to the danger but shot it out of his hand instead. During WWI Annie, reminisced that if she could do it over she'd let him put it in his mouth and then miss. See more »

Quotes

Toby Walker: Well dog my cats!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: No fiction is stranger than the actual life of Annie Oakley who came out of a backwoods village half a century ago to astonish the world. See more »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Red Man
(1910) (uncredited)
from "Dwellers in the Western World"
Written by John Philip Sousa
Played by the band on Annie's return to New York
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"Blast these newfangled instruments of torture."
6 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Fictionalized biography of real-life sharpshooter Annie Oakley. As with all Hollywood biopics, past and present, it plays fast & loose with the facts. These things usually don't bother me, as long as the movie is entertaining. This one is pretty good, with a great performance from Barbara Stanwyck. Also good work from Preston Foster, Moroni Olsen, Melvyn Douglas, and a quality supporting cast. Loved Chief Thunderbird as Sitting Bull and Iron Eyes Cody as his translator. The highlight of the movie is the footage from the wild west show.

As with the later Annie Get Your Gun, this features the scene where Annie throws a shooting contest so her man won't look bad. The real-life Annie actually beat her guy, Frank Butler, and later married him. He was happy for her to have the spotlight. So a guy in the late 19th century was more secure with himself than the men involved with making these stories in the 20th century.


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