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Annie Oakley (1894 film)

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'Annie Oakley' is an 1894 black-and-white silent film from Edison Studios, produced by William K. L. Dickson with William Heise as cinematographer.


Edison had wanted to see if his kinetoscope could capture the flight of a bullet, so he employed Oakley for the film.

Filmed on a single reel, using standard 35 mm gauge, it has a 21-second runtime. Shot on November 1, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio, the film is most notable for being Annie Oakley's first appearance on film. The film shows her using a rifle to shoot at several stationary objects and thrown disks. The man assisting her is likely her husband, Frank E. Butler. Both were veterans of 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West' show.

See also

* List of Western films before 1920


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