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Annie Oakley

90 min | Spain:92 min
Biography | Drama | Western
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George Stevens
Country: USA
Release Date: 1993-03-24
Filming Locations: Iverson Ranch - 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
Annie Oakley
Preston Foster
Toby Walker
Melvyn Douglas
Jeff Hogarth
Moroni Olsen
William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody
Pert Kelton
Vera Delmar
Andy Clyde
Chief Thunderbird
Chief Sitting Bull
Margaret Armstrong
Mrs. Oakley
Delmar Watson
Wesley Oakley
Adeline Craig
Susan Oakley
Ernie Adams
Wrangler at Buffalo Bill's Show (uncredited)
Richard Alexander
Crown Prince Wilhelm (uncredited)
Philip Armenta
Rain-in-the-Face (uncredited)
Frank Austin
Friend of Lem (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict
Man in Saloon (uncredited)
Willie Best
Second Cook (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone
Shooting Match Judge (uncredited)
Eddie Borden
Man at Shooting Contest (uncredited)
Harry Bowen
Man at Shooting Gallery (uncredited)
Sonny Bupp
Boy at Shooting Gallery (uncredited)
Iron Eyes Cody
Indian in Show (uncredited)
James Dime
Wrangler (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn
Wrangler at Chow (uncredited)
Dick Elliott
Major Ned Buntline (uncredited)
Bud Geary
Roustabout (uncredited)
Donald Haines
Boy at Shooting Gallery (uncredited)
Charlie Hall
Drunk in Saloon (uncredited)
Sam Harris
German Officer (uncredited)
Otto Hoffman
Lem Jordan - Store Owner (uncredited)
Brandon Hurst
Doctor Treating Toby (uncredited)
Gladden James
Doctor Treating Annie (uncredited)
Si Jenks
Friend of Lem (uncredited)
Donald Kerr
Charlie - Shooting Gallery Barker (uncredited)
George Lollier
Man in Saloon (uncredited)
Walter Long
Dan - First Indian Hater (uncredited)
Theodore Lorch
Wild West Show Announcer (uncredited)
Joe Smith Marba
Spectator (uncredited)
Jim Mason
Third Indian Hater (uncredited)
Philo McCullough
Officer (uncredited)
Robert McKenzie
Sheriff Bixby (uncredited)
Sammy McKim
Boy at Shooting Gallery (uncredited)
Lew Meehan
Second Indian Hater (uncredited)
Frank Mills
Bartender (uncredited)
Jack Rice
Bit Man in Saloon (uncredited)
Will Stanton
Drunk (uncredited)
Jerry Tucker
Boy at Shooting Gallery (uncredited)
E. Alyn Warren
Spectator (uncredited)
Blue Washington
Cook (uncredited)
Did you know?
Released less than 10 years after the death of the real Annie Oakley.
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Barbara Stanwyck had become increasingly frustrated with the type of roles her studio, Warner Brothers, were providing for her and so had started freelancing. This was her first film for RKO.
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The first Western for both director George Stevens and star Barbara Stanwyck. Stevens of course would go on to make one of the definitive films in the genre - Shane (1953).
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Annie returned to New York in 1892, and the film has the band playing "The Red Man", from "Dwellers in the Western World", which Sousa didn't write until 1910
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In the movie, during the European tour, Annie shoots a cigarette out of the mouth of Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany (later to become Germany's Kaiser). There was such an incident, but Annie didn't shoot the cigarette out of Wilhelm's mouth due to the danger but shot it out of his hand instead. During WWI Annie, reminisced that if she could do it over she'd let him put it in his mouth and then miss.
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MacIvor: Oh, oh, that's not for ladies.
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Vera Delmar: Toby Walker, you're supposed to be a sharpshooter and you can't even see a woman gal under your own nose.
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Toby Walker: Well dog my cats!
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A Note Regarding Spoilers
The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags have been used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.
Was Annie Oakley a real person?
Yes. Annie Oakley [1860-1926], born Phoebe Ann Mosey in a cabin in rural western Ohio, the sixth of seven children, learned to trap and shoot at an early age in order to support her family when her father died from pneumonia in 1866. She married traveling show marksman Frank Butler [1850-1926] in 1876 after competing against him (and winning) in a local shooting contest. They joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West show in 1885, and she and Frank toured together around the country and Europe, even performing in front of various heads of state. She died at the age of 66 of pernicious anemia.
What is 'Annie Oakley' about?
In late 1800s Ohio, young Annie Oakley (Barbara Stanwyck), known for her ability to shoot a quail cleanly through the head, comes to the attention of Jeff Hogarth (Melvyn Douglas) when she matches (up until the last shot) Toby Walker (Preston Foster), the 'greatest shot in the whole world', in a shooting contest. Hogarth, a partner and talent scout for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, introduces Annie to Buffalo Bill Cody (Moroni Olsen) who agrees to sign her for his show. At first poohpoohed by the rest of the performers (all male) because she is female, Annie soon comes to prove herself, develop showmanship skills, and fall in love with Toby Walker (and he with her). However, when Hogarth and Buffalo Bill decide to bill Annie and Toby as rivals, the resulting conflicts threaten their budding romance.
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Photos from cast
Barbara Stanwyck