Tuesday Night Movie Series
2 hour, 25 minute – Rated G
Description: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1943 Broadway musical Oklahoma was turned into a classic film version in 1955 starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Gloria Grahame, and Rod Steiger. The story can be boiled down to a single sentence: a girl must decide between the two suitors who want to take her to a social. In her movie debut, 19-year-old Shirley Jones plays Laurie, an Oklahoma farm gal who is courted by boisterous cowboy Curley (Gordon MacRae) and by menacing, obsessive farm hand Jud Frye (Rod Steiger). Fearing that Jud will do something terrible to Curley, Laurie accepts Jud’s invitation to the box social. But it’s Curley who rescues Laurie from Jud’s unwanted advances, and in so doing wins her hand. On the eve of their wedding, Laurie and Curley are menaced by the drunken Jud. During a fight with Curley, Jud falls on his own knife and is killed. Songs include Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, Surrey with the Fringe on Top, People Will Say We’re In Love, I Cain’t Say No, and the rousing title song.
All movies start at 6:00 PM in the Otto Fehlow Meeting Room. Free popcorn!