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Oklahoma! -- Set in the Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900's, this joyous celebration of frontier life is a story of tender romance and dangerous passion. Gordon MacRae is Curly, a sunny, good-natured ranch hand, and Shirley Jones is Laurey Williams, the farmer's daughter he loves. Rod Steiger is he menacing Jud, who tries to comes between them. The first Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration, this Academy Award winner for Best Score features the classic songs "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top" and "People Will Say We're In Love."

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Director:
Writers:
Sonya Levien (screen play) and
William Ludwig (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
9 January 1956 (Brazil) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Complete...Intact...with Every Scene...Every Song! (general release CinemaScope version) See more »
Plot:
In the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the twentieth century, two young cowboys vie with an evil ranch... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
User Reviews:
Nice, Old-Fashioned Fillm But Too Long See more (96 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gordon MacRae ... Curly

Gloria Grahame ... Ado Annie

Gene Nelson ... Will Parker
Charlotte Greenwood ... Aunt Eller

Shirley Jones ... Laurey

Eddie Albert ... Ali Hakim

James Whitmore ... Mr. Carnes

Rod Steiger ... Jud Fry
Barbara Lawrence ... Gertie

Jay C. Flippen ... Skidmore
Roy Barcroft ... Marshal

James Mitchell ... Dream Curly / Dancer
Bambi Linn ... Dream Laurey / Dancer
Jennie Workman ... Dancer
Virginia Bosler ... Dancer
Kelly Brown ... Dancer
Evelyn Taylor ... Dancer
Lizanne Truex ... Dancer
Jane Fischer ... Dancer
Marc Platt ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Dealey ... Dancer (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Cowboy at Auction (uncredited)

Ben Johnson ... Wrangler (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Farmer at Dance (uncredited)
Nancy Kilgas ... Dancer (uncredited)
Rory Mallinson ... Young Cowboy at Box Lunch Auction (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt ... Cowboy at Auction (uncredited)
Russell Simpson ... The Minister (uncredited)
Dolores Starr ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred Zinnemann 
 
Writing credits
Sonya Levien (screen play) and
William Ludwig (screen play)

Richard Rodgers (adapted from Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical play) and
Oscar Hammerstein II (adapted from Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical play)

Lynn Riggs (based upon a dramatic play by)

Produced by
Arthur Hornblow Jr. .... producer
Oscar Hammerstein II .... executive producer (uncredited)
Richard Rodgers .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Richard Rodgers (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Robert Surtees (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
George Boemler 
Gene Ruggiero (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Jack Friedkin (uncredited)
William Maybery (uncredited)
Ted Stanhope (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Oliver Smith 
 
Art Direction by
Joseph C. Wright (art direction by) (as Joseph Wright)
 
Set Decoration by
F. Keogh Gleason  (as Keogh Gleason)
 
Costume Design by
Sophie Devine (costumes by) (as Motley)
Orry-Kelly (costumes by) (as Orry Kelly)
Charles Arrico (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Annabell .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup
Ben Nye .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Donald W. Roberson .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Percy Ikerd .... production manager (uncredited)
Samuel Lambert .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur S. Black Jr. .... assistant director (as Arthur Black Jr.)
Milton Carter .... assistant director (uncredited)
James Curtis Havens .... second unit director (uncredited)
Russ Haverick .... assistant director (uncredited)
Howard Joslin .... assistant director (uncredited)
Edward F. Mull .... assistant director (uncredited)
Robert E. Relyea .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Jack Voglin .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Fred Hynes .... recording supervisor
Joe Edmondson .... sound mixer (uncredited)
C.J. 'Mickey' Emerson .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Joseph I. Kane .... dubbing (uncredited)
Kendrick Kinney .... sound editor (uncredited)
John Lipow .... sound editor (uncredited)
John Logan .... sound editor (uncredited)
Milo B. Lory .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Paul Morrell .... optical effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ben Johnson .... stunt double (uncredited)
Shirley Lucas .... stunt double: Shirley Jones (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Schuyler Crail .... still photographer (uncredited)
Floyd Crosby .... second unit photographer (uncredited)
Bob Gilbreath .... helicopter pilot: aerial camera helicopter (uncredited)
Bobby Moreno .... camera operator (uncredited)
Al St. Hilaire .... still photographer: second unit (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Beetson Jr. .... wardrobe (as Frank Beetson)
Ann Peck .... wardrobe
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Alvord Eiseman .... color consultant
Howard Epstein .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Mark Griffith .... digital intermediate colorist: 2014 restoration (uncredited)
Don Tomlinson .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Russell Bennett .... musical arrangements
Jay Blackton .... music conducted by
Jay Blackton .... music supervised by
Adolph Deutsch .... adaptor: background music
Adolph Deutsch .... conductor: background music
Oscar Hammerstein II .... book and lyrics by
Robert Helfer .... music co-ordinator
Richard Rodgers .... music by
Ralph Avseev .... music editor (uncredited)
Robert Russell Bennett .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ralph Ives .... music editor (uncredited)
Richard Melfer .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Albert Sendrey .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Agnes de Mille .... dances staged by
John Fearnley .... production aide
Oscar Hammerstein II .... presents (as Rodgers & Hammerstein)
Rodgers and Hammerstein .... present (as Rodgers & Hammerstein)
Jus Addiss .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Barney Briskin .... production executive (uncredited)
John Dutton .... script supervisor (uncredited)
John Emerson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Larry Glickman .... title designer (uncredited)
Ralph M. Leo .... location auditor (uncredited)
Schuyler A. Sanford .... technician: Todd-AO (uncredited)
H. Thomas Wood .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
145 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System) (CinemaScope version) (35 mm magnetic prints)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1956) | New Zealand:G | Sweden:15 | Sweden:Btl (re-rating) (1967) | UK:U | UK:U (video rating) (1986) (1992) | USA:Approved Certificate #17398) | USA:G (1982) | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
James Whitmore played Gloria Grahame's father, despite being only two years older than her.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the opening scene, the house set is on flat ground with trees in the yard. In the closing shots, the house is up on a hill with no trees.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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Soundtrack:
Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'See more »

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20 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Nice, Old-Fashioned Fillm But Too Long, 25 April 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

I really liked the first part of this movie, with all the famous songs and great color that looks even better on DVD....and just a great feel of old-fashioned wholesomeness.

The rest of the film doesn't live up to that first part as the songs aren't as good and the thin storyline is stretched out too long. They didn't need to make this 145 minutes. Two hours would have been plenty.

The story is just about two romances: the main "contest:" Gordon McCrae and Rod Steiger both vying for Shirley Jones, and the minor one with Gloria Grahame and two suitors. Grahame, with her humor as "Ado Annie Carnes" is the best character in the film, at least to me. Eddie Albert also chips in with some humor as the "peddler" and Charlotte Greenwood was good as "Aunt Eller."

Jones and McCrae are about as "All-American" as you can get and Steiger is the lone "villain" of the film. The most colorful segment of the movie was the dream scene that featured a great set. The dancing didn't do much for me, but the bright colors sure did.

Overall, a refreshing nice old-fashioned musical and a visual treat as well. If it's a little long, well, so be it.

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Why do they always have to have different actors to play dream curly + laury? pettigrove_sarah
Other Women who could have played Ado Annie? FrankStanko
Kaleidoscope/Knife valis1984
Did anyone else think that Laurey's dream was boring? solidjake
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