Annie Get Your Gun (1950) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by George Sidney and Busby Berkeley and produced by Arthur Freed and Roger Edens.
Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Richard A. Pefferle||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Charles Rosher||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||James E. Newcom||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Adolph Deutsch, Roger Edens||Won|
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You can’t get a role with a gun: the story behind “Annie Get Your Gun”By Jnpickens on Aug 16, 2011 From Comet Over Hollywood
I had always read that ?Annie Get Your Gun? was a horrible experience for Betty Hutton. Actors and stage workers were cold towards her, she wasn?t invited to the movie premiere and MGM wasn?t the warm home she found at Paramount. For years, I read this treatment was attributed to the fact that Betty... Read full article
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[and with finality]
Chief Sitting Bull: No put money into show business.
Charlie Davenport: [rhetorically] How'd we ever get this country away from them?
Annie Oakley: [calling after Frank as he's walking away] Hey, mister...? Don't you like girls?
Frank Butler: [not comprehendeding the question] Well... sure!
Annie Oakley: [realizing it herself] I'm a girl.
Frank Butler: [laughing condescendingly as he walks away] That's fine.
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Director Busby Berkeley was also replaced, by George Sidney. Charles Walters had been set to direct after Berkeley left, but was fired before he could actually shoot any of it.
Writers Dorothy and Herbert Fields and Producers Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II had originally arranged for Jerome Kern to write the musical score. When Kern died suddenly, he was replaced by Irving Berlin. This was the first time that Irving Berlin wrote a score for a show with an existing plot. In his many musical plays and films the songs were written first, then the scripts were written for the situations suggested by the songs.
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