Annie Get Your Gun
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Judy Garland was originally slated to star in MGM's film version of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, but she was forced to pull out of the production due to illness (recently discovered out-takes reveal a gaunt, dazed Garland, obviously incapable of completing her duties). She was replaced by Betty Hutton who, once she overcame the resentment of her co-workers, turned in an excellent performance--perhaps the best of her career. Hutton is of course cast as legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who ascends from dirty-faced backwoods gamin to the uppermost rungs of international… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Stalwart baritone Howard Keel makes an impressive Hollywood debut as Hutton's leading man."
‑ Elliott Stein, Village Voice
"A rootin' tootin' good time."
‑ Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media
"Stiff adaptation buoyed by brilliant Berlin score"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"A loud and gaudy production of a hit play turned into a hit movie."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Colorful, tuneful, brassy musical version of Berlin's hit Broadway show."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"...it gets an enlivening, high-octane delivery, thanks to Hutton and director George Sidney."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"In this fun musical, Betty Hutton gives perhaps an overenergetic peformance in a part that was intended for Judy Garland before she was fired."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The chemistry between Hutton and Keel is delightful and when his full-throttle baritone meets her rich alto in the duets, you'll be bewitched."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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