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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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Richard A. PefferleNominated
Best CinematographyCharles RosherNominated
Best Film EditingJames E. NewcomNominated
Best Music - ScoringAdolph Deutsch, Roger EdensWon
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Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

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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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Quotes from

Chief Sitting Bull: Sitting Bull live by three words: Keep bow tight, Keep arrow sharp,
[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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Facts about

The original Broadway show "Annie Get Your Gun" opened at the Imperial Theater on May 16, 1946 starring Ethel Merman and Ray Middleton and ran for 1,147 performances.
Betty Hutton and Howard Keel did not get along during filming.
After Judy Garland was fired from the film, MGM flirted with the idea of casting Ethel Merman in the role she originated on Broadway, but producer Arthur Freed vetoed the idea, as Merman was dissatisfied with her previous film experiences.
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