Oklahoma! ★★★½ 1955 (G)
Jones's film debut; a must-see for musical fans. A cowboy and country girl fall in love, but she is tormented by another unwelcomed suitor. At over two hours, cuteness wears thin for some. Actually filmed in Arizona. Adapted from Rodgers and Hammerstein's broadway hit with original score; choreography by Agnes de Mille. ♫Oh, What a Beautiful Morning; Surrey with the Fringe on Top; I Cain't Say No; Many a New Day; People Will Say We're in Love; Poor Jud Is Dead; All ‘Er Nuthin'; Everything's Up to Date in Kansas City; The Farmer and the Cowman. 145m/C VHS, DVD . Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger, Gloria Grahame, Eddie Albert, Charlotte Greenwood, James Whitmore, Gene Nelson, Barbara Lawrence, Jay C. Flippen; D: Fred Zinnemann; W: Sonya Levien, William Ludwig; C: Robert L. Surtees; M: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein. Oscars ‘55: Sound, Scoring/Musical, Natl. Film Reg. ‘07.