The story of the great sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who rose to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler.

Directors:

George Sidney, Busby Berkeley (uncredited)

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Sidney Sheldon (screenplay), Herbert Fields (musical book) | 1 more credit »
Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Betty Hutton ... Annie Oakley
Howard Keel ... Frank Butler
Louis Calhern ... 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
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A story very loosely based on the love story of Annie Oakley and Frank Butler who meet at a shooting match. Fabulous music although the lead characters have virtually nothing to do with the actual historical figures. Annie joins Frank Butler in Col. Cody's Wild West Show. They tour the world performing before Royalty as well as the public at large.

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The original filming of the opening number, "Colonel Buffalo Bill," with Frank Morgan appearing as Buffalo Bill Cody aka Buffalo Bill, and Geraldine Wall featured as Dolly Tate, is an extra on the DVD release from Warner Home Video. See more »

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The climax, which is set at the foot of the Statue of Liberty in the early 1880s, shows a 20th century New York City skyline, with skyscrapers, as the backdrop. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (2009) See more »

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You Can't Get a Man with a Gun
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Betty Hutton
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Betty Hutton, Betty Hutton and Betty Hutton
26 January 2002 | by Bob-45See all my reviews

Despite some INCREDIBLE mistakes by MGM executives, "Annie Get Your Gun" is a terrific movie, a triumph for three reasons: Betty Hutton, Betty Hutton and Betty Hutton. Those who might quibble that "Garland would have been a LOT better" should take an objective look at the the outtakes on the DVD. Garland is terrible; way too modern, urbane and understated for the "larger than life" role of Annie Oakley. Rogers and Hammerstein understood what type of person ot took to

play Annie. That's why they hired Ethyl Merman, who triumphed on Broadway in the role. I've always loved Garland and always considered Hutton to be too bombastic. But, here, she is perfect and carries this movie on her the strengh of her "hit 'em in the rafters" performance. In fact, only four actors play it right. Hutton, Brad Muro (Lil' Jake), J. Carroll Naish (Sitting Bull) and Keenan Wynn. Louis Calhern is usually wonderful; here, his continental, understated style is horribly out of place, turning "Buffalo Bill" into a bore . The usually reliable Edward Arnold seems lost in his unattractive "Pawnee Bill" makeup. Perhaps the biggest disappointment, however, is Howard Keel, who displays little of the charm he revealed in the same year's "Calloway Went Thataway". This MUST have been the decision of Louis Mayer and George Sidney. Hutton reported that Mayer didn't want her, had no confidence in her and didn't even invite her to the New York premiere. Hutton, radiant even at 80, revealed to Robert Osborne, that she was so miserable by her treatment at MGM (no one applauded ANYONE at the end of shooting a scene), that it finished her career (though another triumph for Hutton, "The Greatest Show on Earth" was just two years away).

Despite its flaws, "Annie Get Your Gun" is a keeper. Why? Betty Hutton, Betty Hutton and Betty Hutton.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1950 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$3,768,785 (estimated)
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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