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Oklahoma! (11-Oct-1955)

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Writers: Sonya Levien; William Ludwig

From a play: Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs, musical by Oscar Hammerstein II

Music by: Richard Rodgers; Oscar Hammerstein II

Producer: Arthur Hornblow, Jr.

Keywords: Musical

The courtship of a young cowboy and a pretty farm girl is interrupted by the presence of an interloping ranch hand. Adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's smash Broadway play which ran for 2,212 performances in 1943-48. Won Oscars for Best Musical Score and Best Sound Recording; received additional nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Editing. Entered 2007 into the National Film Registry. Shot simultaneously in Todd AO and in CinemaScope, so really two versions exist.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eddie Albert
22-Apr-1906 26-May-2005 Oliver on Green Acres
Jay C. Flippen
6-Mar-1899 3-Feb-1971 The Killing
Gloria Grahame
28-Nov-1923 5-Oct-1981 The Bad and the Beautiful
Charlotte Greenwood
25-Jun-1890 28-Dec-1977 Aunt Eller in Oklahoma!
Shirley Jones
31-Mar-1934   Mom of The Partridge Family
Barbara Lawrence
24-Feb-1930 13-Nov-2013 A Letter to Three Wives
Gordon MacRae
12-Mar-1921 24-Jan-1986 Oklahoma
James Mitchell
29-Feb-1920 22-Jan-2010 All My Children
Gene Nelson
24-Mar-1920 16-Sep-1996 Oklahoma!
Rod Steiger
14-Apr-1925 9-Jul-2002 In The Heat of the Night
James Whitmore
1-Oct-1921 6-Feb-2009 Give 'em Hell, Harry!


Gordon MacRae   ...   Curly
Gloria Grahame   ...   Ado Annie
Gene Nelson   ...   Will Parker
Charlotte Greenwood   ...   Aunt Eller
Eddie Albert   ...   Ali Hakim
James Whitmore   ...   Mr. Carnes
and introducing
Shirley Jones   ...   Laurey
Rod Steiger   ...   Jud Fry
Barbara Lawrence   ...   Gertie
Jay C. Flippen   ...   Skidmore
Roy Barcroft   ...   Marshal
James Mitchell   ...   Dream Curly
Bambi Linn   ...   Dream Laurey
The Dancers
Jennie Workman   ...   Dancer
Virginia Bosler   ...   Dancer
Kelly Brown   ...   Dancer
Evelyn Taylor   ...   Dancer
Lizanne Truex   ...   Dancer
Jane Fischer   ...   Dancer
Marc Platt   ...   Dancer


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