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Oklahoma! (1955)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 6 September 1956 (UK)
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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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In the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the twentieth century, two young cowboys vie with a violent 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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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System) (CinemaScope version) (35 mm magnetic prints)

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(Technicolor) (uncredited)

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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

In the Todd-AO version of the movie, there is more picture visible in the periphery than in the CinemaScope version. While the peripheral picture on each side of the main action is very detailed, it is visibly distorted at times when there is physical action such as movement on the periphery in long-shots. See more »

Goofs

When the words "The End" appear a square section of the sky/clouds directly behind "The" suddenly moves upward. However, It is fixed in the Blu-ray release. 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 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Robot Monster (1989) See more »

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Laurey's Dream Ballet
(1943) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Danced by James Mitchell, Bambi Linn, Rod Steiger, and Dancers
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Execellent
19 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

In the great land of Oklahoma there is no better romance blossoming than that between Curly (Gordon McRae) and Laurie (Shirley Jones). Just these two people alone would make the movie a perfect 10. But then you add Eddie Albert, and the characters Will and Ado Annie, and you have a 100! The music is delightful, so delightful, in fact, that you'll probably want to go and buy the soundtrack the minute after you hear the first song. Some really drop-dead-funny parts (Persian good-byes and Oklahoma hellos, Poor Jud is Dead) and some real romance. Excellent. I highly suggest it for people who like wester musical romances.


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