An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers' quarrels and a gangster looking for some money owed to them.
Two Americans on a hunting trip in Scotland become lost. They encounter a small village, not on the map, called Brigadoon, in which people harbor a mysterious secret, and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past.
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.
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 »
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 »
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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