Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun

Betty Hutton
Director: George Sidney Cast: Betty Hutton
Betty Hutton
, Howard Keel
Howard Keel
, Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
George Sidney

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Overview

Judy Garland was originally slated to star in MGM's film version of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, but she was forced to pull out of the production due to illness (recently discovered out-takes reveal a gaunt, dazed Garland, obviously incapable of completing her duties). She was replaced by Betty Hutton who, once she overcame the resentment of her co-workers, turned in an excellent performance--perhaps the best of her career. Hutton is of course cast as legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who ascends from dirty-faced backwoods gamin to the uppermost rungs of international stardom. Her mentor is Buffalo Bill, played by Louis Calhern (like Hutton, Calhern was a last-minute replacement: the original Buffalo Bill, Frank Morgan, died before production began). Annie's great rival is arrogant marksman Frank Butler (Howard Keel) with whom she eventually falls in love. She goes so far as to lose an important shooting match to prove her affection--a scene that hardly strikes a blow for feminism, but this is, after all, a 1950 film. Of the stellar supporting cast, J. Carroll Naish stands out as Sitting Bull, whose shrewd business acumen is good for several laughs. Virtually all the Irving Berlin tunes were retained from the Broadway version, including "Doin' What Comes Naturally," "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun," "Anything You Can Do," "The Girl That I Marry," "My Defenses are Down," "They Say It's Wonderful" and the rousing "There's No Business Like Show Business," which was later tantalizingly excerpted in MGM's pastiche feature That's Entertainment II. Alas, due to a complicated legal tangle involving the estates of Irving Berlin and librettists Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields, Annie Get Your Gun hasn't been shown on television in years.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/13/2017
UPC: 0888574489014
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 3,119

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Betty Hutton Annie Oakley
Howard Keel Frank Butler
Louis Calhern Buffalo Bill
J. Carrol Naish Chief Sitting Bull
Edward Arnold Pawnee Bill
Keenan Wynn Charlie Davenport
Benay Venuta Dolly Tate
Clinton Sundberg Foster Wilson
Eleanor Brown Minnie
Evelyn Beresford Queen Victoria
Sue Casey Cowgirl
André Charlot President Loubet of France
Dorinda Clifton Cowgirl
Diane Dick Nellie
Michael Dugan Cowboy
Elizabeth Flournoy Helen
Lee Tung Foo Waiter
John Hamilton Ship captain
James H. Harrison Mac
Carol Henry Cowboy
Judy Landon Cowgirl
Nolan Leary Immigration officer
Meredith Leeds Cowgirl
Warren MacGregor Cowboy
Charles Mauu Indian brave
Edith Mills Squaw
Brad Mora Little Jake
John Mylong Kaiser Wilhelm II
Susan Odin Jessie
Nino Pipitone King Victor Emmanuel of Italy
Charles Regan Barker
Al Rhein Barker
Carl Sepulveda Cowboy
William Tannen Barker
Tony Taylor Little boy
John War Eagle Indian brave
Marjorie Wood Constance
Chief Yowlachie Little Horse
Budd Fine Immigration officer

Technical Credits
George Sidney Director
Robert Alton Choreography
Irving Berlin Score Composer
Jack Dawn Makeup
Adolph Deutsch Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Roger Edens Score Composer
Arthur Freed Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Paul Groesse Art Director
Ben Lane Makeup
James Newcom Editor
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Richard A. Pefferle Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Charles Rosher Cinematographer
Sidney Sheldon Screenwriter
Edwin B. Willis Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design

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