Oklahoma-50th Anniversary Edition

Directed By: Fred Zinnemann Starring: Shirley Jones Gordon MacRae

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Product Overview

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 the 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".


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40722989
UPC 024543208433
UPC 14 00024543208433
Format DVD
Release Date 11/4/2008
Rating Rating
Essential Cinema
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical about a love triangle in the midst of the Oklahoma land rush is adapted to the screen featuring the enduring songs "People Will Say We're in Love," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin," "Oklahoma!" and more. Shirley Jones' debut, this panoramic film was actually shot in Arizona! Academy Award Nominations: 4. Academy Awards: Best Sound Recording and Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.
Plot Summary
Summary A big, lush screen version of the Rodgers & Hammerstein hit Broadway musical. Originally presented in Todd-AO widescreen, this rousing tale of a farm girl who falls in love with a cowboy and then must fend off the advances of a villainous suitor is packed with some the most beloved tunes in American theater -- "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'!," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," and, of course, the title song "Oklahoma."
Entertainment Weekly Rating: B 12/23/1994 p.77
USA Today "...Much of this outdoor musical was literally shot outdoors, and the skies Gordon MacRae sings to look the bluest they've looked in 40 years..." 12/09/1994 p.3D
Premiere "[T]he lavish 1955 production almost instantly became a Great American Film Musing?.A sunny explosion of classic songs, all gorgeously shot..." 12/01/2005 p.182
Fred Zinnemann
Shirley Jones
Gordon MacRae
Cast & Crew
Arthur Hornblow, Jr. - Producer
Eddie Albert - Actor
Fred Zinnemann - Director
Geroge Boemler, et. al. - Editor
Gordon MacRae - Actor
Oliver Smith - Production Designer
Oscar Hammerstein II, et. al. - Executive Producer
Oscar Hammerstein II, et. al. - Based On Play By
Richard Rodgers, et. al. - Original Music By
Robert Surtees, et. al. - Cinematographer
Rod Steiger - Actor
Shirley Jones - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1955
Catalog ID 2230843
UPC 00024543208433
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 145 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.20:1 & 2.55:1
Oscar (1956) Robert Russell Bennett, Jay Blackton, Adolph Deutsch, Winner, Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture,Fred Hynes, Winner, Best Sound, Recording,Robert Surtees, Nominee, Best Cinematography, Color,George Boemler, Gene Ruggiero, Nominee, Best Film Editing
DVD, English, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Grahame,Gloria
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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