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Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Passed | | Biography, Comedy, Musical | 17 May 1950 (USA)
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)

Writers:

Sidney Sheldon (screenplay), Herbert Fields (musical book) | 1 more credit »
Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annie Get Your Gun See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,768,785 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Irving Berlin added one original movie song to his Broadway score, "Let's Go West Again," which was deleted. Recordings by both Judy Garland and Betty Hutton are contained on the soundtrack CD issued by Rhino. In addition, Miss Hutton's footage can be seen on the DVD from Warner Home Video. See more »

Goofs

During the shooting match between Annie and Frank, a number of the clay targets actually explode before the "shot" has been taken, and several targets are "hit" despite the rifle not even pointed at the target (most noticeable on Annie's first shot). In addition, neither shooter stops to reload their rifles, despite a continuous barrage of firing. See more »

Quotes

Chief Sitting Bull: Sitting Bull live by three words: Keep bow tight, Keep arrow sharp,
[and with finality]
Chief Sitting Bull: No put money into show business.
Charlie Davenport: [rhetorically] How'd we ever get this country away from them?
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Connections

Referenced in The Mothers-In-Law: Show Business Is No Business (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

My Defenses Are Down
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Howard Keel and Chorus
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
A Classic Musical Gets the MGM Treatment
3 January 2006 | by ijonesiiiSee all my reviews

1950's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN was originally planned to star Judy Garland in the title role; however Garland had just finished a stint in rehab and doctors recommended a year off. Instead she was given two weeks off and was assigned to report to wardrobe tests for the film. She even filmed a few scenes and a couple of musical numbers (which are included on the DVD), but Garland looks worn and haggard and she clearly was in no shape, physically or emotionally to work, so she was replaced by that bundle of bombastic( an adjective which I think the actress has the patent on)energy, Betty Hutton, who makes the most of this role and the classic Irving Berlin score (not Rodgers and Hammerstein as a previous poster stated). I have to admit I wouldn't have minded hearing Garland's interpretation of "I've Got the Sun in the Morning" or "They Say that Falling in Love" (Hutton's weakest moment) but for the most part Hutton shines as Annie and gets solid support from handsome Howard Keel as Frank Butler. Their duet "Anything you can do" is another highlight. A first rate stage musical gets first rate screen treatment from the MGM dream factory.


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