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In the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the twentieth century, two young cowboys vie with an evil ranch hand and a traveling peddler for the hearts of the women they love.

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Jennie Workman ...
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Virginia Bosler ...
Dancer
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In the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the twentieth century, two young cowboys vie with an evil ranch hand and a traveling peddler for the hearts of the women they love. Written by Scott Lane <rslane@ix.netcom.com>

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Complete - intact - with every scene - every song - of the motion picture that ran a year on Broadway at $3.50! (general release Cinemascope version) See more »


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Release Date:

9 January 1956 (Brazil)  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System) (CinemaScope version) (35 mm magnetic prints)| (70 mm prints)| (Western Electric Sound System) (35 mm optical prints)

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(Technicolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Marc Platt and Bambi Linn are the only cast members from the original Broadway stage production to appear in the film, but they do not perform their original stage roles. See more »

Goofs

At the train station, Will Parker gets off the train and gives Aunt Eller a white box of something. Aunt Eller sits down on a bench and the camera shows her from the back, looking at Will. He says something like "let me show you guys something", to his other cowboy friends and starts to walk toward them. Aunt Eller puts the white box on the bench to her left and starts to stand up. In the shot immediately following, now showing the front of Aunt Eller, she puts the white box to her left and stands up again in the exact same way she did before. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Curly: [singing] 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 beautiful feelin' Everything's goin' my way.
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Referenced in M*A*S*H: Hawkeye (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Pore Jud Is Daid
(1943) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Gordon MacRae and Rod Steiger
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I love musicals
8 June 2003 | by (Ill) – See all my reviews

It is a rarity these days to see a good (none the less) musical on tv or in the theaters,with the exception of "Chicago". Even less to find "classic" worthy films. I grew up on watching old classic musicals or just classic movies. Black and white movies mostly. Oklahoma! has to be one of the most wounderful movies ever made. Most of my friends have never seen this movie, I finally made them watch it and now I am glad to say we have a weekly ritual to watch classics.


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