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

Director:

Fred Zinnemann

Writers:

Sonya Levien (screen play), William Ludwig (screen play) | 3 more credits »
Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon MacRae ... Curly McLain
Gloria Grahame ... Ado Annie Carnes
Gene Nelson ... Will Parker
Charlotte Greenwood ... Aunt Eller
Shirley Jones ... Laurey Williams
Eddie Albert ... Ali Hakim
James Whitmore ... Andrew Carnes
Rod Steiger ... Jud Fry
Barbara Lawrence ... Gertie Cummings
Jay C. Flippen ... Skidmore
Roy Barcroft ... Marshal
James Mitchell ... Dream Curly / Dancer
Bambi Linn Bambi Linn ... Dream Laurey / Dancer
Jennie Workman Jennie Workman ... Dancer
Virginia Bosler Virginia Bosler ... Dancer
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Storyline

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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It's Here! (first run Todd- AO version) See more »


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Final film of actress Jane Fischer. See more »

Goofs

During the auction scene, when Aunt Eller forcefully slams the gavel on Curly's high bid, the hammer breaks, and the head launches towards the camera, almost hitting the lens. 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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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 "A Magna Release". At the end of the CinemaScope version, we see the words "A Magna Production - Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures". See more »

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Referenced in The Middle: Thanksgiving (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

People Will Say We're In Love (Reprise)
(1943) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones
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Oh what a wonderful movie!!
31 December 2004 | by dmorseSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1956 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Oklahoma! See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoita, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,520
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System) (CinemaScope version) (35 mm magnetic prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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