Oklahoma! (1955) was a Musical - Romance Film directed by Fred Zinnemann and produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr., Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers.
The film was based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs written by Samuel A. Taylor performed at the Guild Theatre, NY from Jan 26, 1931 - Mar 21, 1931.
Oklahoma! was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2007.
Academy Awards 1955 --- Ceremony Number 28 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Cinematography||Robert Surtees||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Gene Ruggiero, George Boemler||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Robert Russell Bennett, Jay Blackton, Adolph Deutsch||Won|
Curly: anyhow? A-sittin' up here in this filthy hole
[referring to the smokehouse]
Curly: ? Why don't you do something healthy once in a while, instead of staying shut up here, a-crawlin' and a-festerin'?
Ali Hakim: I wanted to marry her when I saw the moonlight shining on the barrel of her father's shotgun.
Curly: If she liked me any more, she'd sic the dogs on me.
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Tone deaf, Gloria Grahame, who played Ado Annie, sang without dubbing, which required that her songs to be edited together from recordings made almost literally note by note.
Joanne Woodward was considered for the role of Laurey Williams.
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