Echo Bridge Entertainment

Annie Oakley

TV Classics, Western
Annie Oakley
0-96009-57929-6
Principal Cast
Gail Davis, Jimmy Hawkins, Brad Johnson
Synopsis
Annie Oakley was a Western TV series revolving around the famous Ohio frontierswoman known for her incredible sharpshooting skills. Born in the mid-1800s to a farming family, the real Phoebe Ann Oakley Moses—known later as Annie Oakley—first began hunting game at age nine to provide food for her family. By sixteen Annie was a dead shot, and she became so well known for her shooting skills that Prince Wilhelm of Germany once invited her to shoot a lit cigarette from his lips!

But not only was she a crack-shot, Annie was also a pioneer in the women's movement. She didn't follow the traditional path of women from the time period—cooking, cleaning, and bearing children. She excelled at marksmanship—customarily a man's sport—and she could rope and ride like a seasoned cowboy!

Like the historical Annie Oakley, the "Little Miss Sure Shot" of the TV series (played by Gail Davis) helped raise the bar for women. The show was the first in its class because it featured a female lead in a genre that never had before. On the series, Annie, aided by her six-shooter, her younger brother Tagg Oakley (Jimmy Hawkins), and the Deputy Sheriff Craig (Brad Johnson), maintained law and order in the little frontier town of Diablo, protecting it from mischief-making outlaws and vagabond bandits. The series, produced by Western superstar Gene Autry, was a popular favorite in the mid-'50s and ran from January 1954 to late February 1957.

FEATURING 20 EPISODES
Ambush Canyon
Annie Trusts a Convict
Annie and the Lily Maid
Gunplay
Annie Calls Her Shots
The Dude Stagecoach
Annie Finds Strange Treasure
The Hardrock Trail
Sharpshooting Annie
Justice Guns
Desperate Men
Powder Rock Stampede
Dilemma at Diablo
Escape from Diablo
Dude's Decision
Grubstake Bank
The Reckless Press
Outlaw Brand
Annie and the Chinese Puzzle
Annie's Desert Adventure

Not Rated / Available in Canada
Special Feature(s)
  • Digitally Remastered