Oklahoma! (1955)

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In Oklahoma, several farmers, cowboys and a traveling salesman compete for the romantic favors of various local ladies.

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  • Charlotte Greenwood and Gene Nelson in Oklahoma! (1955)
  • Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae in Oklahoma! (1955)
  • Rod Steiger and Shirley Jones in Oklahoma! (1955)
  • Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae in Oklahoma! (1955)
  • Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae in Oklahoma! (1955)
  • Shirley Jones in Oklahoma! (1955)

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31 December 2004 | dmorse
Oh what a wonderful movie!!
I just acquired the set of Rogers and Hammerstein's musicals on DVD, and am enjoying them immensely; the picture clarity and sound are outstanding and the music and story good to boot!! I believe this was Shirley Jones' debut in a movie, and she portrays Laurie to a tee, and has ample support from all of the other actors, with fine comedy support from Gloria Grahame and Charlotte Greenwood; have enjoyed Ms Greenwood in earlier films she did at Fox, and am wondering if she played Aunt Eller on Broadway.... The ballet sequence is exquisitely handled by Agnes DeMille, and the dancing in all scenes superb; if there was any complaint it would only be that the scenes with Jud seem a little prolonged and drawn out, but overall, an excellent film...

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Trivia

Ben also does transfer from the train to his horse stunting for Gene Nelson at the end of train station dance scene


Quotes

Curly: There's a bright golden haze on the meadow, There's a bright golden haze on the meadow. The corn is as high as a elephant's eye, And it looks like it's climbin' clear up to the sky. Oh, what a beautiful mornin', Oh, what a beautiful day! I got a ...


Goofs

In the beginning of the song "Oklahoma!" there's what appear to be a camera and camera operator shadow on Curly and Laurey as they sing "Brand New State."


Alternate Versions

Theatrical versions -- The Todd-AO 70mm version and the CinemaScope 35mm version are completely different, with different opening credits, each scene being shot twice and with different sound mixes. In the Todd-AO version, the titles appear against a black background; then, the black background fades out to reveal two rows of giant cornstalks, through which the camera tracks, until it finds Gordon MacRae singing "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin". In the CinemaScope version, we first see the cornstalks, the camera tracks through them; then, as the words "Rodgers and Hammerstein present" appear on-screen, Gordon MacRae appears and rides up to the camera and then past it off left, as the title "Oklahoma!" appears. The rest of the opening credits in this version are shown against, first, a background of a barn, then, a meadow with a tree nearby. As the credits end, the camera cuts back to MacRae and he begins singing. At the end of the Todd-AO version, we see the words "Distributed by Magna". At the end of the CinemaScope version, we see the words "Distributed by RKO Pictures".


Soundtracks

Pore Jud Is Daid
(1943) (uncredited)
Music by
Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Gordon MacRae and Rod Steiger

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Comedy | Drama | Musical | Romance | Western

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

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