- Director: George Stevens
- Writer: Joseph Fields; Ewart Adamson
- Producer: Cliff Reid
Devoid of political correctness and accuracy.
It really is, in today's climate, a little offensive...on so many levels.
In a sharpshooting match, the manager of a Cincinnati hotel bets on the fellow who's been supplying the hotel with quail...who turns out to be young Annie Oakley. Result: Annie is hired for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (which is faithfully re-enacted in the film). She's tutored in showmanship by champ Toby Walker. But when Annie wins top billing, professional rivalry conflicts with their growing personal attachment, leading to misunderstanding and separation.
Cast & Characters
Barbara Stanwyck as Annie Oakley;
Preston Foster as Toby Walker;
Melvyn Douglas as Jeff Hogarth;
Moroni Olsen as Col. William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody;
Pert Kelton as Vera Delmar;
Andy Clyde as James MacIvor;
Chief Thunderbird as Sitting Bull;
Margaret Armstrong as Mrs. Oakley;
Delmar Watson as Wesley Oakley;
Adeline Craig as Susan Oakley;
Ernie Adams as Wrangler at Buffalo Bill's Show;
Richard Alexander as Crown Prince Wilhelm;
Philip Armenta as Rain-in-the-Face;
Frank Austin as Friend of Lem;
Brooks Benedict as Man in Saloon