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Matt Hough

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George Sidney’s Annie Get Your Gun is far better than anyone might have expected it to be given the numerous problems it faced getting to the screen.



Annie Get Your Gun (1950)



Released: 17 May 1950
Rated: Passed
Runtime: 107 min




Director: George Sidney, Busby Berkeley
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Musical, Romance, Western



Cast: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, J. Carrol Naish
Writer(s): Sidney Sheldon (screenplay), Herbert Fields (musical book), Dorothy Fields (musical book)



Plot: The story of the great sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who rose to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler.



IMDB rating: 6.9
MetaScore: 77





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Studio: Warner Brothers
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Hutton has gotten slammed a lot for replacing Garland, but I think she was terrific. Annie Oakley as written here was larger than life and needed a truly robust performer. After all, Ethel Merman originated the role. Hutton's enthusiasm is undeniable. Maybe too much for some, but you can't accuse her of walking through the role. More like stampeding.

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Matt Hough

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Matt opines that Hutton’s voice really wasn’t suited to ballads...Don’t watch, but just listen to her moving rendition of “It had to be you” from 1944...You may be surprised...???
To be fair, I said her voice wasn't suited to the ballads in Berlin's score for this show, and one listen to her tentative, occasionally slightly off-pitch and too soft (as if she were scared of singing it) chorus of "They Say It's Wonderful" was the source of my opinion.
 

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TCM will be showing the 4K restoration as part of the virtual TCM Film Festival 11:45 AM May 7th EDT.

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ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
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TCM premiere of recent 4K restoration from the original nitrate technicolor negative. Fanciful musical biography of Wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
 

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Have to disagree, Matt. I think that her "tentative, occasionally slightly off-pitch and too soft (as if she were scared of singing it) chorus of "They Say It's Wonderful" is in fact quite purposeful and very moving. But of course as always it's good we can disagree....
If you want to hear that song sung to perfection. listen to Doris Day.
 

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