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      Annie Get Your Gun

      Released May 17, 1950 1h 47m Musical List
      100% Tomatometer 12 Reviews 67% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings The musical tale of Annie Oakley (Betty Hutton) moves from stage to screen in this rollicking film adaptation. Renowned in the Wild West as a sharpshooter, Annie meets her match, both romantically and professionally, in the form of fellow ace gunslinger Frank Butler (Howard Keel). While Annie and Frank are performing as part of the famous traveling show headlined by the legendary Buffalo Bill (Louis Calhern), the two compete and flirt, with plenty of ups and downs along the way. Read More Read Less

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      Elliott Stein Village Voice Stalwart baritone Howard Keel makes an impressive Hollywood debut as Hutton's leading man. Apr 13, 2004 Full Review Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: 4/5 Jun 26, 2003 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A loud and gaudy production of a hit play turned into a hit movie. Rated: B Mar 8, 2012 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com In this fun musical, Betty Hutton gives perhaps an overenergetic peformance in a part that was intended for Judy Garland before she was fired. Rated: B Jun 27, 2011 Full Review Scott G. Mignola Common Sense Media A rootin' tootin' good time. Rated: 4/5 Jan 2, 2011 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Colorful, tuneful, brassy musical version of Berlin's hit Broadway show. Rated: 5/5 Oct 23, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Joel H I watched Calamity Jane shortly before seeing Annie Get Your Gun, so it's very difficult not to compare the two. After all, they're both about rootin' tootin' gunfighting gals from the old west who have a thing for a man played by Howard Keel. However, while Doris Day's Jane feels like a corny caricature, Betty Hutton's Annie is charmingly goofy. I also felt like the songs were stronger in this musical. The story starts off well enough, but the film kind of loses its way in the middle. Nevertheless, Annie Get Your Gun manages to hit the target in the end, and I can see why it's considered a classic. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/03/23 Full Review Jeff J After seeing a stage production of "Annie Get Your Gun" i watched the 1950 film. Despite being horribly miscast (Betty Hutton is NOT Judy Garland or Ethel Merman) the film was nicely shot... BUT the star of the show was the score by the genius Irving Berlin. I was in tears almost the entire time when one mega hit song was followed by another, and the hits just kept coming. IRVING BERLIN *IS* AMERICAN MUSIC! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/28/22 Full Review Audience Member Just seeing it now. Fantastic! Great story, direction, music and cast, especially Betty Hutton . Gives it her all. Wonderful for many reasons imo Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/22 Full Review Liam D I wished more modern movie musicals would be a throwback to movies like this Bright, big, bombastic and beautiful Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/13/21 Full Review Audience Member racist and misogynistic Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review steve d A great musical (besides the terrible, sexist ending fixed in modern productions) destroyed by Hutton's ridiculous over the top and annoying performance. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis The musical tale of Annie Oakley (Betty Hutton) moves from stage to screen in this rollicking film adaptation. Renowned in the Wild West as a sharpshooter, Annie meets her match, both romantically and professionally, in the form of fellow ace gunslinger Frank Butler (Howard Keel). While Annie and Frank are performing as part of the famous traveling show headlined by the legendary Buffalo Bill (Louis Calhern), the two compete and flirt, with plenty of ups and downs along the way.
      Director
      George Sidney, Busby Berkeley
      Screenwriter
      Sidney Sheldon
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Musical
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 17, 1950, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jul 3, 2001
      Runtime
      1h 47m