Annie Oakley

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"Meet Col. Cody, Sitting Bull, and all the two-gun heroes of the plains, in the big show that astonished two continents ... a livid background for the flaming love of Annie Oakley!"
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  • 1935
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.6  (1,879)

Annie Oakley is a 1935 Western drama movie starring Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, and Melvyn Douglas. The movie follows the life story of Annie Oakley, a legendary sharpshooter who became famous as a performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. The movie opens with Annie Oakley (Barbara Stanwyck) helping out her family by hunting game in the forests of Ohio. Her shooting skills are so remarkable that she can shoot a bird out of the sky with her eyes closed. One day, a traveling show owner named Buffalo Bill (Moroni Olsen) sees her shoot and offers her a job in his Wild West Show. Oakley agrees, hoping to earn enough money to save her family's farm.

In the Wild West Show, Oakley's shooting skills become even more famous. Her act features her shooting aces off of playing cards, shooting glass balls in mid-air, and even shooting a cigarette out of her husband's mouth. Oakley becomes an instant celebrity and wins the heart of Frank Butler (Preston Foster), a fellow sharpshooter who also performs in the show.

Butler is initially skeptical and dismissive of Oakley's skills, but they soon become friends and partners. They fall in love and get married, but their happiness is short-lived when Butler starts to feel inferior due to Oakley's immense popularity. Butler eventually leaves the show and becomes a businessman, hoping to earn more money than his wife.

Oakley, devastated by Butler's departure, continues to perform in the show and gains more fame and recognition. She becomes an advocate for women's rights and uses her popularity to promote women's suffrage. When the Wild West Show falls on hard times, Oakley helps her former colleagues by putting on a benefit show to raise enough money to save the show.

The movie features some excellent shootouts and horseback riding scenes, which add to the excitement of the plot. The acting performances of the lead actors, especially Barbara Stanwyck as Annie Oakley, are outstanding. Her portrayal of Oakley is convincing and emotional, and she brings a sense of toughness and vulnerability to the character.

Overall, Annie Oakley is an engaging and entertaining movie that tells the story of a remarkable woman who became a legend in her time. It's a must-see for fans of Western movies and for anyone interested in the remarkable life of Annie Oakley.

Annie Oakley is a 1935 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6.

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    6.6  (1,879)