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Annie Oakley (1894)

The 'Little Sure Shot' of the 'Wild West.' Exhibition of Rifle Shooting at Glass Balls, etc. (from the Edison Catalog)

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William K.L. Dickson (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Francis E. Butler ... Himself (uncredited)
Annie Oakley ... Herself Annie Oakley (uncredited)
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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Documentary | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

1 November 1894 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Энни Окли See more »

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Silent
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Trivia

Came To the "Academy" by way of Ray Phillips, who has kinetoscopes for museums around the world. He is also the author of "Edison's Kinetoscope and Its Films". See more »

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Featured in La magie Méliès (1997) See more »

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The original "Annie get your gun"!
25 February 2003 | by PeterJordanSee all my reviews

A little slice of American History from the Edison Black Maria studio from November of 1894 shows the real life Annie Oakley shooting fixed targets and airbourne tossed glass balls. Truly a fascinating little piece of film that bridges the real Wild West with a theme that was to run through countless fictional movies in the century to follow.


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