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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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Taglines:

Congratulations M-G-M! "ANNIE GET YOUR GUN" is the best job ever done of transferring a stage musical to the screen. Irving Berlin See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annie, la reine du cirque 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

In the song "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better" Annie sings the line "in your hat" referring to her ability to look good in haberdashery. The phrase "in your hat" was specifically prohibited by the revised 1934 Production Code because it alluded to telling someone to go to the bathroom in their own headgear. Composer-lyricist Irving Berlin pulled a fast one on the Breen Office by referencing grooming. Betty Hutton sells the lyric here; in the unused Judy Garland version she says it more innocently. 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

Spoofed in Janie Get Your Gun (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm an Indian Too
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Betty Hutton
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
Hutton was great!
20 January 2005 | by edesmondSee all my reviews

I disagree with the previous reviewer who said Garland would have been better in this role. Betty Hutton was great. She may not have been the singer that Garland was, but she did a excellent job of looking really unpolished in the beginning and cleaning up to be a very attractive woman. Her portrayal of Annie has a lot personality and humor. If you rent or buy the anniversary tape or DVD for this movie, they've included some scenes that had been already shot with Judy before they decided to recast her role. There is no comparison. Judy was not up to the role at that point in her life and it really shows. I'm glad Betty was cast. I think it's a great movie/musical due to her performance.


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