Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration gets an elaborately choreographed adaptation in this 1955 film. The story, set in Oklahoma territory during the fledgling years of the 20th century, centers on a love triangle between a smart-aleck cowboy (Gordon MacRae), a sullen hired hand (Rod Steiger), and a precocious farm girl (Shirley Jones). The plot and acting has its quaint charm, but the enduring legacy of this production is owed mostly to the songs. "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'", "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top", and "People Will Say We're In Love" all get a sumptuous, grand, and colorful treatment in this enjoyable movie. Pleasant and charming, Oklahoma! is recommended viewing for cinephiles and an essential rite of passage for theater geeks.