Review: ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

Annie Get Your Gun is socko musical entertainment on film, just as it was on the Broadway stage [in 1946]. In many respects, the film version gets the nod over the legit piece; at least there is enough pro and con to reprise that great novelty number, 'Anything You Can Do'.

Annie Get Your Gun is socko musical entertainment on film, just as it was on the Broadway stage [in 1946]. In many respects, the film version gets the nod over the legit piece; at least there is enough pro and con to reprise that great novelty number, ‘Anything You Can Do’.

Ten of the Annie Irving Berlin hits are used and two are reprised.

Briefly, Annie is a backwoods gal, a deadshot who is taken into a wildwest show, soon supplants the show’s male marksman, goes on to become a star and then wins her man by losing a shooting match.

Annie is Wild West, shooting, Indians, daredevil-riding and action, never slowing a minute as put together for the screen by producer Arthur Freed and director George Sidney. They will find it hard to top.

1950: Best Score for a Musical Picture.

Nominations: Best Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction, Editing

Annie Get Your Gun

Production

M-G-M. Director George Sidney; Producer Arthur Freed; Writer Sidney Sheldon; Camera Charles Rosher Editor James F. Newcom; Music Adolph Deutsch (dir.) Art Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse

Crew

(Color) Extract of a review from 1950. Running time: 107 MIN.

With

Betty Hutton Howard Keel Louis Calhern J. Carrol Naish Edward Arnold Keenan Wynn
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