Oklahoma! Overview:

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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyRobert SurteesNominated
Best Film EditingGene Ruggiero, George BoemlerNominated
Best Music - ScoringRobert Russell Bennett, Jay Blackton, Adolph DeutschWon
.

BlogHub Articles:

No article for Oklahoma! at this time. Submit yours here.

Quotes from

Will Parker: I don't know what to make of you! You're too purty to be a skunk! Too thin to be a snake! To little to be a man, and too big to be a mouse! I reckon you're a rat!
Ali Hakim: That's logical.


Jud Fry: Look at me. I'm a hired hand. I got dirt on my hands. Pig slop. I ain't fit to touch you, am I - you're better. Oh, you're so much better, Miss Laurey Williams! Well we'll see how much better you are, and then you won't be so free and easy and hifalutin' with your airs! You such a FINE lady!


Aunt Eller Murphy: [with gun in hand] SING! SING! C'mon now! Sing!


read more quotes from Oklahoma!...

Facts about

This was Fred Zinnemann's first musical, and it cost a then-astronomical $6.8 million.
Betty Hutton turned down the role of Ado Annie, a role that could have revived her screen career. She instead chose to do a TV special called Satins and Spurs.
The interiors were shot at MGM in autumn of 1954, the first time that an outside production company not releasing through MGM was allowed to film a feature there.
read more facts about Oklahoma!...
Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
book or play


See All Film Adaptations >>
Best Music - Scoring Oscar 1955











See more Academy Awards>>
National Film Registry

Oklahoma!

Released 1955
Inducted 2007
(Sound)




See All Films in National Registry >>
Also directed by Fred Zinnemann




More about Fred Zinnemann >>
Also produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr.




More about Arthur Hornblow Jr. >>
Related Lists
Create a list



See All Related Lists >>
Also released in 1955




See All 1955 films >>
More "Based on Play" films



See All "Based on Play" films >>
More "Romance (Musical)" films



See All "Romance (Musical)" films >>
More "Ranchers" films



See All "Ranchers" films >>