Annie Get Your Gun

Synopsis: A story very loosely based on the love story of Annie Oakley and Frank Butler who meet at a shooting match. Fabulous music although the lead characters have virtually nothing to do with the actual historical figures. Annie joins Frank Butler in Col. Cody's Wild West Show. They tour the world performing before Royalty as well as the public at large.
Production: MGM
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

"Who's got the stuff

that made the Wild West wild

"Who pleases every woman, man and child

"Who does his best

to give the customers a thrill


-"Colonel Buffalo Bill

"Who's got the show

that gets the most applause

"Five hundred Indians and fifty squaws

"Ten feature acts

and there's the special feature still


-"Colonel Buffalo Bill

-"Did you ever see a cowboy rope a steer

-"No, we haven't

-"Or an Indian with feathers throw a spear

-"No, we haven't

"Or a marksman shoot an earring

from an ear?

"No, we haven't

-"Did you ever see a holdup

-"No, sir

"Then gather closer

"And let me give you

some of the atmosphere"

Introducing the world's

greatest sharpshooter, Mr. Frank Butler!

"The hour is midnight and all is still

"We see the stagecoach

climbing up the hill

"Going along the mountain trail

carrying passengers and mail

"Never suspecting danger

as they roll along

"The watchful driver is in his seat

"His trusty rifle lying at his feet

"Some of the passengers inside

seem to be dozing as they ride

"Never suspecting

there is something really wrong

"Suddenly there's a shout!

"What is it all about?

"'What is it all about?' you ask.

It's Indians!




"Very notable, cut-your-throatable Indians!


"Just when they've

taken everyone by force

"Who makes an entrance

on a big white horse

"Who starts shooting till

there's no one left to kill

-"General Grant?

-"No. Colonel Buffalo Bill

"Who's got the stuff

that made the Wild West wild

"Who pleases every woman, man and child

"Who does his best

to give the customers a thrill

"Colonel Buffalo Bill"

Good afternoon.

What's going on here? Indians!

What do you think you're doing?

I'm busy now.

You'll have to make an appointment.

Stop that!

My good man....

Do you suggest we keep the people

of this town in ignorance...

...about the grandest show on earth?

I suggest you clear out. This is my hotel

and I'll have no signs tacked up.

You must be....

Don't tell me.

Mr. Wilson.

How do you do, sir?

This is a great pleasure.

Allow me to introduce myself.

I'm Charles Davenport,

personal manager for Buffalo Bill Cody.

Glad to know you, but--

When we hold our shooting match,

everybody will be here watching.

It's the greatest advertising.

What match?

Frank Butler against your local shot.

We do it in every town.

Not here you don't. This is my lawn

and you're not holding any match on it.

-We're taking 10 of your rooms.

-For a lot of cowboys and Indians?

For the headliners.

Indians sleep in the lobby.

Indians! Oh, boy!

I don't want any actors.

I just had Pawnee Bill...

...and his Far East Show. Some of them

chased my guests on horseback.

Now, take your stuff and get.

Nice lawn you got here.

I'll rent it from you.

-$25 for the afternoon.




-How about $50 in cash and two squaws?

-No, no.

-How about 50 squaws and $2 in cash?




No, kid. I'll feed you to the Indians.

Indians. Oh, boy.

Looks a little small for a contest.

-You don't like it?

-Not much.

Good, because you haven't got it.

-Who says so?

-He does.

Get that horse out of here.

He seems to think it's his hotel.

-Did you mention my name?

-He stood up under it.

-Here's some passes for the show.

-Thanks, Frank.

Don't miss my entrance.

All right, Frank. Don't forget dinner now.

-I'll be there.

-I'll send the carriage.


-I'm Frank Butler.

-You've got nowhere to sleep

Wait a minute. I'm here to do you a favor.

I'll give you a chance to win $100.

Yeah, how?

Just get the local champion up

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Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon (February 11, 1917 – January 30, 2007) was an American writer and producer. He came to prominence in the 1930s, first working on Broadway plays and then in motion pictures, notably writing the successful comedy The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) which earned him an Academy Award. He went on to work in television, where his works spanned a 20-year period during which he created The Patty Duke Show (1963–66), I Dream of Jeannie (1965–70) and Hart to Hart (1979–84). He became most famous after he turned 50 and began writing best-selling romantic suspense novels, such as Master of the Game (1982), The Other Side of Midnight (1973) and Rage of Angels (1980). He is the seventh best selling fiction writer of all time. more…

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