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Annie Oakley

Released Nov 15, 1935 1h 28m Western List
Reviews 52% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Expert markswoman Annie Oakley (Barbara Stanwyck) leaves her backwoods home to challenge New York's vaudeville sharpshooter, Toby Walker (Preston Foster). Toby is skeptical of Annie's skill, but although she purposely loses their contest, the business partner of Buffalo Bill Cody (Moroni Olsen) realizes her potential. Cody builds an act for his Wild West show around Annie and Toby's rivalry, but it is threatened by their acquaintance with native Chief Sitting Bull, and a challenge for Toby. Read More Read Less
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Meyer Levin (Patterson Murphy) Esquire Magazine Barbara Stanwyck is nice, but it's the nostalgic, forthright romantic, and really American tone of the production that makes it outstanding. Apr 20, 2020 Full Review Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine [Annie Oakley] is played by Barbara Stanwyck and is a much beautified Annie, with eyelashes so thick you would think they might interfere with her sighting. Oct 2, 2019 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: B Mar 23, 2013 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion George Stevens amply appreciates the showbiz synergy of performers and audiences in the carnival arena Oct 10, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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StephenPaul C The greatest 01 hour: and 28 minutes of Western fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/21/23 Full Review deke p 1935!! Surprised to find quick research confirms this was pretty close to the real ANNIE OAKLEY story. Big stars: STANWYCK, PRESTON FORSTER, MELVIN DOUGLAS. BUT the acting left a little to be desired by today's standards, despite the great stars. I'm giving it 3 1/2 RT stars so i can 'recommend it', cuz almost true story, big stars, 1935, probably close to actual BUFFALO BILL's WILD WEST acts, etc. Saw it first time, late May 2022, on the television set 'MOVIES' channel 13.3 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review kevin w Family friendly spin about a downhome gal who makes good in show business, with a touch of A Star Is Born thrown in as dramatic pepper. A great deal of Buffalo Bill's rodeo centers the romance. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Barbara Stanwyck is a good choice for this Annie Oakley biography that charts her touring life with Buffalo Bill well, although it's clearly filmed to the style of the 1930's studio system to make it audience friendly and entertaining rather than being an ind-depth piece of drama. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member 140127: Enjoyable old love story, chronicling the life of Annie Oakley. The very beautiful Barbara Stanwyck as Annie, made the whole movie. Chief Thunderbird, as Sitting Bull, brought some laughs. You found yourself cheering him on. Wonderful ending. 141024: Flew by. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Romanticized retelling of Annie Oakley's life during her time with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, with Barbara Stanwyck as Oakley. The primary focus of this version of her life is on her romance with fellow performer Toby Walker (who was Frank Butler in real life). This was director George Stevens first western and was Stanwyck's as well. A very enjoyable film all the way around. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Expert markswoman Annie Oakley (Barbara Stanwyck) leaves her backwoods home to challenge New York's vaudeville sharpshooter, Toby Walker (Preston Foster). Toby is skeptical of Annie's skill, but although she purposely loses their contest, the business partner of Buffalo Bill Cody (Moroni Olsen) realizes her potential. Cody builds an act for his Wild West show around Annie and Toby's rivalry, but it is threatened by their acquaintance with native Chief Sitting Bull, and a challenge for Toby.
Director
George Stevens
Producer
Cliff Reid
Screenwriter
Joel Sayre, John Twist
Production Co
RKO Pictures
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 15, 1935, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 1, 2009
Runtime
1h 28m
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