Annie Oakley: Directed by George Stevens, Starring Stanwyck

George Stevens directed Annie Oakley, the 1935 adventure, starring Barbara Stanwyck as Annie Oakley, the pistol-packin’ female.

The story centers on her years with Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show, detailing her love for fellow performer, sharpshooter Toby Walker (played by Preston Foster).

She’s aided in her romantic foray by Chief Sitting Bull, played by real-life Native American Chief Thundercloud.

The spectacle elements and Stanwyck’s boundless energy make this picture vastly entertaining, even if overall it doesn’t belong to the pantheon of Stevens’ best films.