I decided to rectify the fact that me, a lover of old time musicals, had never seen Oklahoma all the way through.
There are three cracking songs and performances, the eponymous Oklahoma, Oh What a Beautiful Morning and The Surrey With The Fringe On Top (memorable to me mainly because of that scene in When Harry Met Sally).
There are also a number of songs that bored me, basically the rest of them.
Gloria Grahame's character and performance (and her frozen lip from botched plastic surgery) were all the shades of wrong. By several accounts at the time she was something of a nightmare on set.
The narrative of these two young women (Laurey - Shirley Jones and Ado Annie…