Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun

George Sidney (2) (1950)

U Certificate


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MGM's wonderfully zesty film of Irving Berlin's Broadway smash stars a perfectly cast Betty Hutton as Annie Oakley, borrowed from Paramount to replace an ailing (and, to tell the truth, unsuitable) Judy Garland. George Sidney's bravura direction gets the most out of a marvellous score, which includes such classics as Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better) and, of course, There's No Business Like Show Business. Handsome newcomer Howard Keel makes an impressive movie musical debut as sharp-shooting Frank Butler, and the Technicolor and costume design are particularly ravishing. It's hard to see how this could have been any better.


Crack shot Annie Oakley becomes a celebrity after winning a sharpshooting contest, and becomes part of Buffalo Bill's travelling Wild West show. However, her newfound international fame complicates her romance with a jealous rival marksman. Musical Western, starring Betty Hutton and Howard Keel, with songs by Irving Berlin including Anything You Can Do and There's No Business Like Show Business.

Cast & Crew

Annie Oakley Betty Hutton
Frank Butler Howard Keel
Buffalo Bill Louis Calhern
Chief Sitting Bull J Carrol Naish
Pawnee Bill Edward Arnold
Charlie Davenport Keenan Wynn
Dolly Tate Benay Venuta
Foster Wilson Clinton Sundberg
Director George Sidney (2)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-MayerAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama Music