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January 21, 3:00 pm


Dir. Fred Zinnemann (USA: 1955), 145 min. Oklahoma is a musical film based on the musical play from 1943 originally written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The film is set in Oklahoma in the early 1900’s and the main plot is based around two love triangles. Curly (played by Gordon MacRae) is a cowboy who has feelings for Laurey (played by Shirley Jones) but the relationship takes a turn when a farmhand, Judd, is hired and tries to come between their relationship. The other love triangle involves Ado Annie. She is torn between her feelings for Will, a local cowboy, and Ali, a traveling peddler.

The film won two Academy Awards; Best Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) and Best Sound (Recording.) The film was also nominated for Best Cinematography (Colour) and Best Film Editing. The film includes songs such as "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin',” “People Will Say We're In Love,” and “Oklahoma!”

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