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Oklahoma! (1956)

Gordon MacRae , Gloria Grahame , Fred Zinnemann  |  G |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (327 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood, Shirley Jones
  • Directors: Fred Zinnemann
  • Writers: Oscar Hammerstein II, Lynn Riggs, Richard Rodgers, Sonya Levien, William Ludwig
  • Producers: Arthur Hornblow Jr., Oscar Hammerstein II
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Letterboxed, THX, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.20:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: April 27, 1999
  • Run Time: 145 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (327 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305320802
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,674 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Oklahoma!" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Audio commentary by Ted Chapin (President of the Rogers and Hammerstein Organization) and Hugh Fordin (Film Historian)
  • Singalong karaoke subtitles
  • Theatrical teaser
  • Todd-AO version of Oklahoma! (2,20:1 Aspect Ratio)
  • Audio commentary by Shirley Jones and Nick Redman (Film and Music Historian)
  • "Cinemascope vs. Todd-AO" Featurette
  • "The March of Todd-AO" Featurette
  • "The Miracle of Todd-AO" Featurette
  • Vintage stage excerpts from a 1954 television tribute to Rogers and Hammerstein
  • Singalong karoake subtitles
  • Photo galleries: behind the scenes, lobby cards, and posters
  • Theatrical teasers and trailers

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The hit Broadway musical from the 1940s gets a lavish if not always exciting workout in this 1955 film version directed by old lion Fred Zinnemann (High Noon). Gordon MacRae brings his sterling voice to the role of cowboy Curly, and Shirley Jones plays Laurie, the object of his affection. The Rodgers and Hammerstein score includes "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," and "People Will Say We're in Love," and Agnes DeMille provides the buoyant choreography. Among the supporting cast, Gloria Grahame is memorable as Ado Annie, the "girl who cain't say no," and Rod Steiger overdoes it as the villainous Jud. --Tom Keogh

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Oklahoma!

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369 of 378 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Todd-AO version of Oklahoma extremely disappointing November 17, 2005
By dooby
Format:DVD
This is a review of only the Todd-AO version of the movie included in the recent 50th anniversary edition of Oklahoma. The main Cinemascope version on Disc One is outstanding and deserves 5 stars and more. However the accompanying Todd-AO version on Disc Two looks abysmal in comparison.

For those who are unaware, the producers filmed two versions of Oklahoma simultaneously, the one commonly seen which is the Cinemascope version and the other, the Todd-AO version which is the one that Rodgers and Hammerstein preferred. It is seldom seen because theaters did not possess the special equipment to project these Todd-AO movies (extremely widescreen with curved edges to give an enveloping effect). The 2 movies are not the same. They did not just use different cameras or lenses to film the same scene. The films are different in that every scene is restaged specifically for either Cinemascope or Todd-AO. This is obvious in a side by side comparison - the individual scenes are subtly different. Some scenes are shot at slightly different angles, some scenes are shot at different times of the day, some scenes include cast members seen in one version but not the other while all scenes show subtle variations in performances between one version and the next. But the most obvious difference is that only the Todd-AO version includes the Oklahoma Overture as well as the Intermission, En'tracte and Finale (Exit Music) which Richard Rodgers wrote for Oklahoma but never included in the Cinemascope version. The end result is that the Todd-AO version runs for 147mins while the Cinemascope version runs for just 139mins, a fact that Fox fudges by giving the runtime of the movie as 145mins.

The Todd-AO version presented here is virtually unrestored. It is so dark you can barely read the opening credits.
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148 of 156 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I am happy to see a bunch of other folks were as horribly dissapointed as I was to throw this DVD into the player and instead of being treated by what should be a breathtakingly sharp and stunning Todd-AO version on disc two....see a muddy mess...which isn't near the 35mm version on disc one!

Fans of the Todd-AO process (watch Patton some time folks) know what an absolutely unsurpassed format it was....and the DVDs that have come out (like the aforementioned PATTON) that have been taken from it stun with clarity and color...
I don't know how many generations removed from the original disc 2 of this set is ....but its not worth a $50 DVD players time...

Its particularly ironic that 20th Century waste so much other space on the disc on short features extolling the virtues of Todd-AO...only to present such a garbage transfer....
SHAME ON YOU FOX....this should be as gorgeous as the Sound of Music ...and its a big big letdown....and I like many others have been counting the days for this release...

....I am updating this review...with the official excuse from FOX home Entertainment...which follows..

A STATEMENT FROM TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT REGARDING THE
50TH ANNIVERSARY DVD EDITION OF RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S "OKLAHOMA!"

In recent days we have heard back from a small number of consumers
regarding the DVD of the Todd-AO version of "Oklahoma!" and specifically
that it appears less detailed than the old Fox DVD release from 2000. We
feel it is very important that we communicate the issues on hand
regarding the Todd-AO version of the film.

As you know well, director Fred Zinnemann filmed "Oklahoma!" using two
separate film techniques.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DVD not all it could have been February 3, 2000
Format:DVD
This is a fine DVD, to be sure, but considering that there are two widely-seen versions of this film (Todd-AO and CinemaScope), I don't see why they couldn't have given us both versions instead of "retiring" one of them for all time. I realize I'm in the minority, but I actually prefer the CinemaScope version, perhaps because that was the one I grew up watching on TV over the years. Once I got past the novelty of seeing the Todd-AO version for the first time I missed hearing the lines delivered the "old" way! I remember the CinemaScope version actually began with a title card that said "Color by Technicolor" while a full-bodied orchestra played the music to "There's a bright golden haze on the meadow"--an exhilarating fanfare never to be heard on home video, as they have always substituted the Todd-AO version's overture. Since the Todd-AO version was a "road show" only attraction, it seems to me that more people would have seen the CinemaScope version over the years and thus it deserves to be preserved for historical purposes if not for any other. Ironically, the back of the DVD box erroneously indicates that it's the CinemaScope version!
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ignorant Arrogant Fox November 25, 2005
Format:DVD
Before we look at OKLAHOMA! let's have a look at Fox's track record for presenting vintage roadshow musicals on DVD... the abysmal hack job Fox did on the STAR! DVD is well documented elsewhere... The star billing on the DOCTOR DOLITTLE DVD is a big enough mistake to make Mr. Harrison's estate remind Fox about his contract. The credit block on the the tacky cover of the HELLO, DOLLY! DVD claims the film was ..."produced BY Todd-AO." Todd-AO is a 70mm widescreen film format, but some ignorant Foxer changed the credit from "Produced IN Todd-AO" because they were clueless, and an equally clueless Fox Homevid Exec approved it.

Obviously these people have NO clue about these older films, and that ignorance continued with the subesequent release of OKLAHOMA!.

This new set includes two featurettes explaining the virtues of the TODD-AO format, which debuted with OKLAHOMA! But no one at Fox managed to connect the dots to realize that the 70mm TODD-AO version of OKLAHOMA! is the superior, preferred version of the film, and that the 35mm CinemaScope version is a lower quality second choice.

Originally TODD-AO was shot at 30 frames per second, while regular films run at 24fps. Since most theatres wouldn't be able to install new equipment to show OKLAHOMA in 70mm at 30fps, OKLAHOMA! was shot in BOTH formats, releasing primarily in 70mm TODD-AO, then using the 35mm CinemaScope version for the cheaper sub-runs. Therefore the 70mm TODD-AO version should be the featured version on DVD, given plenty of space on Disc One to showcase all the extra detail that 30fps 70mm contains. The 35mm CinemaScope version should have been squeezed onto disc two as a supplement.

How do these people get their jobs and keep them after so many obvious snafus?
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
great DVD.
Published 8 days ago by Mark Coy
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT A HAPPY CAMPER
I see that Oklahoma is coming out in October in Blue Ray. I'm really unhappy about the price of this movie. For a little better picture and sound they are charging $26. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Jeffrey P. Dunn
4.0 out of 5 stars My Favourite Movie
I have always loved Oklahoma and this version was wonderful My husband and I watched both editions of it and really enjoyed them both.
Published 10 days ago by Betty Tidman Betty Tidman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome
Published 18 days ago by beccy hatcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Great part of the CBS/FOX video collection
Great part of the Roger's Hammerstein collection. The previews are great, and a great part of the CBS/FOX video collection.
Published 18 days ago by Tim Wesley
5.0 out of 5 stars Based on seeing this restored film at the American Film Institute this...
I Saw this restored version of this film at the AFI - this soon to be released Blu-Ray will be based an that restored version. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Zeb
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A wonderful play and I was thrilled to be able to watch it on television.
Published 21 days ago by tdillion
5.0 out of 5 stars great musical western movie
I love this movie,but it is slightly different thant an earilier version I bought which was was probably the theateracal version this one probabaly was the directors version. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Michael Harangozo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Delivered on time. Classic
Published 23 days ago by Lisa Wetherby
5.0 out of 5 stars OK!
Just wanted to watch the classic. It is still a great musical!
Published 27 days ago by Rangel C. Melendez
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