Betty Hutton (Annie Oakley) and Howard Keel (Frank Butler) star in this sharpshootin' funfest based on the 1,147-performance Broadway smash boasting Irving Berlin's beloved score, including Doin' What Comes Natur'lly, I Got the Sun in the Morning and the anthemic There's No Business like Show Business. As produced by Arthur Freed, directed by George Sidney and seen and heard in a new digital transfer from restored elements. This lavish, spirited production showcases songs and performances with bull's-eye precision, earning an Oscar for adaptation scoring. The story is brawling boy-meets-girl-meets-buckshot rivalry. But love finally triumphs when Annie proves that, yes, you can get a man with a gun!
An absolute treat.
- Annie Get Your Gun review by DW
A real pleasure to see this film again, apparently for the first time since 1973. The quality of picture and sound is just wonderful as a result of a very satisfactory restoration job and this in turn leads to a most pleasurable viewing. If you like big, bold musicals that is and, obviously, I do.
Irving Berlin's songs retain their vitality and tunefulness and the performances are top notch, especially with Betty Hutton and Howard Keel at their very best. There are a few uncomfortable moments of misogyny and racism here and there, very much of it's time one has to recognise. Viewers will have to decide for themselves, I guess.