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Annie Oakley (1935)





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Backwoods girl Annie Oakley (Barbara Stanwyck) surprises the boastful sharpshooter Toby Walker (Preston Foster) by her own marksmanship, but since she's attracted to him, Annie lets Toby win. Recognizing her skills, Jeff Hogarth (Melvyn Douglas) hires her to star in the Wild West show of his partner, Buffalo Bill (Moroni Olsen), for which Toby already works. Even though Toby and Annie are falling in love, the show's publicist convinces them to pretend to be rivals. She so impresses elderly Sioux war chief Sitting Bull (Chief Thunderbird) that he joins the troupe, too. One night on tour, Toby saves Sitting Bull from an attack and injures his eyes, but he keeps this a secret. During the show, he accidentally wounds Annie; everyone assumes he did this on purpose, and Toby is fired from the show.
Classics , Documentary , Drama , Western
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RKO Radio Pictures

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Barbara Stanwyck
as Annie Oakley
Preston S. Foster
as Toby Taylor
Melvyn Douglas
as Jeff Hogarth
Moroni Olsen
as Buffalo Bill
Pert Kelton
as Vera Delmar
Andy Clyde
as James MacIvor
Chief Thunderbird
as Sitting Bull
Margaret Armstrong
as Mrs. Oakley
Delmar Watson
as Wesley Oakley
Eddie Dunn
as Wrangler
Ernie S. Adams
as Wrangler
Adeline Craig
as Susan Oakley
Harry Bowen
as Father
Theodore Lorch
as Announcer
Sammy McKim
as Boy at Shooting Gallery
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George Stevens amply appreciates the showbiz synergy of performers and audiences in the carnival arena

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Audience Reviews for Annie Oakley


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.

John Redshaw
John Redshaw

stanwyck crafts another brilliant performance as the title character geo stevens 9pre WWII) directs.

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

this is a lot of fun if not exactly historically accurate or politically correct. authentic reproduction of buffalo bill's wild west show doesn't hurt any

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

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