Like so many other '50s Westerns, including McCrea's excellent 1955 , the movie was written by. At the end of the routine, when the dancers all fall to the floor around Laurey, she assumes a contorted position with such a fluid and graceful movement that you wonder if she has any bones. Women dance around in their underwear and we visit a dance hall where they are similarly dressed except for the colors. More Barbara Hale sounds good! Available: Google Play, iTunes Store, YouTube While moving his family out West, Dr. Five years later, as he becomes acquainted with attractive widow Anne Barnes and her mother, Mrs. The cowboy jumps on him forcing him to stab himself and he dies.
Die beiden lassen sich in Cherokee Wells nieder. In a nutshell, the heroes repulsed me, the villain gained my sympathy, and the movie was way to long, and there is nothing to like about a single character in the film. Just these two people alone would make the movie a perfect 10. Lyon and released in 1957, this western also stars Barbara Hale, Brad Dexter, Verna Felton, Esther Dale, Douglas Dick, Michael Pate, Sheb Wooley, Ray Teal, Mimi Gibson and Anthony Caruso. He takes a room at the home of elderly Mrs. Nice in real life, not so good for movies. Curley keeps finding different ways to woo Laurie.
Ullman , Barbara Hale , Brad Dexter , Gloria Talbott , Michael Pate , Verna Felton , Douglas Dick , Anthony Caruso , Esther Dale , Adam Williams , Ray Teal , directed by Francis D. The problem is that the brooding hired hand of Jones and Greenwood's farm is used to make MacRae jealous. It's the least I could do for someone who owns part of my heart. Shirley Jones is the image of Laurie. On stage, Oh, What a Beautiful Morning is sung off stage with a farm house setting and the Aunt Eller character, Charlotte Greenwood, sitting and churning butter. Barbara Hale worked well with Joel McCrea as she had done with Randolph Scott in Seventh Cavalry. Unfortunately, not all the citizens there are hospitable, especially when the doctor hires a pretty Indian teenager Gloria Talbott as his child's nanny.
When the two brothers don't like a rival cattleman they undercut his price to try to force him out of business. James Whitmore makes a meal of shotgun toting Dad. But that was not as long as the dream ballet of Laurie that Agnes DeMille choreographed for Oklahoma. She doesn't hold a candle to Grahame, who underplays the lines but has the sex coming out of her eyes, right along with the innocence. He is not wealthy and lives in a small shed as a farm labourer. With a few numbers cut, this film version of the legendary Broadway musical is a faithful adaption of the show that premiered in 1943 and set a record of 2212 performances in a five year Broadway run at the St.
Being afflicted with little coordination or a reliable short-term memory, I've developed a great respect, if not admiration for anyone who is or aspires to be a dancer, since those qualities are essential. That would be Jud Fry, played with appropriate menace by Rod Steiger. A favorite of mine has always been the ballad that Jones sings, Many A New Day to cheer herself up when MacRae hasn't asked her to the dance. The Oklahoman The Oklahoman is a 1957 English Film stars Joel McCrea , Francis D. . Another was the casting, which was dead-on perfect. Steiger stands out in this cast, but he's supposed to, because he's not really part of the community of farmers and cowmen.
The angry Cass has a confrontation with John, who prevails, after which Maria realizes that John is actually in love with Anne. I used to attend the Solid Gold shows and marveled at how those dancers were expected to pick up complicated steps on the first take, repeat the routine time and time again until the director was happy, and then show lots of first-take energy. Some of the songs however, are terrible. The music is classic and exceptional. The first person to play Curly was not Alfred Drake on stage or Gordon MacRae on film, but Franchot Tone. Atoka Eaves Kenneth Wayne 88 Atoka Wolery Claudine 92 Bartlesville Fowler Betty 75 Bartlesville Garrett Yvonna 81 Bethany Bledsoe Larry Charles 51 Bethany Davis Wilma Lee 95 Enid Cardinali Tami Lea 59 Enid Scheffe Dennis Ray 79 Holdenville Carter Artie Mae 90 Kingfisher Rice Tim C.
By the time his daughter is 7 years old, two women are competing for the doctor's affections: Ann Barbara Hale , a rancher's widow, and Maria Gloria Talbott , a young Native American maiden who watches over the doctor's daughter. We see Rod Steiger in the dream sequence and to see two other faces as Laurie and Curly kind of shatter the illusion. Three small note-worthy things: 1 Brad Dexter has a pretty big part as the heavy. In the great land of Oklahoma there is no better romance blossoming than that between Curly Gordon McRae and Laurie Shirley Jones. Oh dear,I do wish that I could be kinder about this film but the thing that sinks it for me is Francis D Lyon's flat direction.
Of course, Roger's and Hammerstein's music and lyrics are timeless. But Dick Rodgers saw the musical possibilities in it. He also meets Charlie's teen daughter, Maria, who is so good with children that he puts Louise in her care after Mrs. The film is all about sex, well, it's about romance, as well, but what does that lead to? Would you believe that Oklahoma's origins came from a flop play by Lynn Riggs called Green Grow the Lilacs? Green Grow the Lilacs ran a total of 64 performances back in 1931. She followed it up with Carousel again co-starring with MacRae, just as the era of big screen musicals were ending. She has spot-on timing and always seems to kick a little higher and express a little more verve and elan than the others.
When they reach Oklahoma Territory, Louise dies during childbirth but her baby girl survives. Joel McCrea fans will especially like this one. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Production Co: Allied Artists Pictures Corporation Keywords: , , , , , , , , , ,. The film has a nice outdoorsy look, filmed on Southern California movie backlots and ranches. Gordon McRae is the picture of the singing cowboy, which was not a Hollywood invention. Wealthy rancher Cass Dobie and brother Mel are gobbling up land in the territory.