Oklahoma! (1955 film)

Oklahoma! is an American film adaptation of the musical Oklahoma! by Fred Zinnemann from the year 1955.


The play is about the rivalry between farmers and ranchers in Oklahoma and a love story in which the protagonists Laurey and Curly actually already have a couple, but bicker because of their stubbornness. Despite promises from the Outsider Laurey Jud Fry, to accompany him to a dance party, unaware that he is hopelessly in love with her ​​and willing to use any means to keep Curly from her. As a kind of duel between Curly and Jud looming, the bumbling Jud falls into his own knife. - As strange pair appear Ado Annie, the "no can not say" and the shrewd Flea Ali Hakim.


" Libretto and music does not move away from the musical schema, but the songs shine as well as image and dance arrangements."

Background and resonance

Originally it was planned in 80 days around the world as the first film in Todd- AO, but you chose the highly successful musical Oklahoma! by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Arthur Hornblow Jr., noted ago the film for the Magna Theatre Corporation, which drove the film as 70mm roadshow. At the same time, a 35mm CinemaScope version was created in 1955 and 1956 RKO 20th Century Fox awarded.

Oklahoma! was added to the National Film Registry in 2007. In 1999 there was a new film adaptation of the musical by Trevor Nunn, the Australian actor Hugh Jackman played the role of Curly.