Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

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Director: George Stevens, Barbara Stanwyck, Preston S. Foster, Melvyn Douglas

Cast: George Stevens, Barbara Stanwyck, Preston S. Foster, Melvyn Douglas

     
 
This highly fictionalized biopic of legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley stars Barbara Stanwyck as "Little Sure Shot" Annie. Coming down from the hills of Ohio, Annie rises to fame with Buffalo Bill's (Moroni Olsen) Wild West Show. Her success as a performer is counterpointed by her stormy romance with fellow performer Toby Foster (Preston S. Foster), whose reputation

Overview

This highly fictionalized biopic of legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley stars Barbara Stanwyck as "Little Sure Shot" Annie. Coming down from the hills of Ohio, Annie rises to fame with Buffalo Bill's (Moroni Olsen) Wild West Show. Her success as a performer is counterpointed by her stormy romance with fellow performer Toby Foster (Preston S. Foster), whose reputation as the World's Great Marksman is shot to holes by Annie's accomplishments. Walking out on Annie and the show, Toby loses himself in the streets of New York but is discovered and dragged back by Annie's faithful Indian friend Sitting Bull (Chief Thunderbird, whose performance is far from politically correct but undeniably amusing). Melvyn Douglas co-stars as Annie's manager and would-be boyfriend Jeff Hogarth, while an uncredited Dick Elliot delivers a hearty performance as press agent Ned Buntline; others in the cast include such 2-reel comedy favorites as Charlie Hall and Harry Bernard, who like director George Stevens were alumni of the Hal Roach fun factory. The much-later musical version of the Annie Oakley story, Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, bears traces of this 1935 film, but not so much as to constitute plagiarism (Coincidentally, Herbert Fields, one of the writers of Annie Oakley, collaborated with his sister Dorothy on the libretto of Annie Get Your Gun).

Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2007
UPC:
0053939789126
Original Release:
1935
Rating:
NR
Source:
Turner Home Ent
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:30:00

Special Features

Vintage musical short Main Street Follies; Classic cartoon In Your Dance; Subtitles: English & Français (main feature, bonus material/trailer may not be subtitled)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbara Stanwyck Annie Oakley
Preston S. Foster Toby Taylor
Melvyn Douglas Jeff Hogarth
Moroni Olsen Buffalo Bill
Pert Kelton Vera Delmar
Andy Clyde James MacIvor
Margaret Armstrong Mrs. Oakley
Delmar Watson Wesley Oakley
Ernie S. Adams Wrangler
Harry Bowen Father
Chief Thunderbird Old Sitting Bull
Adeline Craig Susan Oakley
Eddie Dunn Actor
Theodore Lorch Announcer
Philo McCullough Officer
Sammy McKim Boy at Shooting Gallery

Technical Credits
George Stevens Director
Ewart Adamson Original Story
Alberto Colombo Musical Direction/Supervision
Perry Ferguson Art Director
Joseph Fields Original Story
Jack Hively Editor
Roy Hunt Cinematographer
Van Nest Polglase Art Director
Cliff Reid Associate Producer
Joel Sayre Screenwriter
Derek N. Twist Screenwriter
John Twist Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Annie Oakley
1. Credits [1:27]
2. Quail for Toby Walker [3:52]
3. Place Your Bets [2:25]
4. No Place for a Gal [3:07]
5. In Big Company Now [4:17]
6. Shot for Shot [4:07]
7. A Miss for the Miss [2:31]
8. Job Offer [3:09]
9. Buffalo Bill's Happy Family [4:15]
10. Begging to Be Busted [5:47]
11. Color Needed [2:21]
12. No Bull From Sitting Bull [5:06]
13. Little Sure Shot [4:33]
14. Billing Change [5:08]
15. Teepee for Two... or More [3:33]
16. Shooting Incident [4:51]
17. Unsure Shot [5:54]
18. Forget About Him [3:30]
19. Celebrations Without Annie [4:56]
20. European Tour [4:33]
21. New York [4:14]
22. Tracked by Sitting Bull [4:01]
23. Not Quite the Cavalry [1:22]
24. Did I Know Her [1:13]

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