Annie Oakley (1894 film)

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Annie Oakley
Produced byThomas Edison Company
StarringAnnie Oakley
Release date
  • 1894 (1894)
Running time
20 seconds
CountryUnited States

Annie Oakley is an 1894 short film, most notable for being Annie Oakley's first appearance on film. The man assisting her is likely her husband, Frank E. Butler. The film shows Oakley shooting at several stationary objects and thrown disks with a rifle. It was shot on November 1, 1894,[1] around Edison's Black Maria, West Orange, New Jersey.[2][3] It last 21 seconds.[3]

This film remembers the Wild West shows of Buffalo Bill with Annie Oakley showcasing her rifle skills by shooting glass balls.[3]



  • Felipe Leal, Juan (2010). Jablonska, Aleksandra, ed. 1901: Segunda parte. El cine se difunde: Anales del Cine en México, 1895-1911. Juan Pablos editor, S.A. / D.R. Voyeur. p. 218.

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