Trivia / Oklahoma!

  • Arizona Doubling: Nogales, Arizona stands in for Oklahoma in the 1955 film.
  • Cut Song:
    • "Boys and Girls Like You and Me." It later turned up in Screen To Stage Adaptations of State Fair and Cinderella.
    • "It's A Scandal! It's An Outrage!" and "A Lonely Room" are cut from the film version. An instrumental of the latter still plays during part of Laurey's dream ballet.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The song "Oklahoma" was adopted as the official state song of Oklahoma in 1953. Presumably because everybody associated the state with the musical anyways.
  • Milestone Celebration: In 1994, 20th Century Fox threw a belated celebration of the original Broadway production's 50th anniversary, which they promoted as the "Golden Anniversary" of Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals as a whole, by re-releasing almost every R&H theatrical movie in their possession on VHS, with bonus features consisting of an audiocassette, and either a trailer or a newsreel of the movie's premiere.
  • Production Posse: In the film, just about every dancer in the Dream Ballet had worked with Agnes de Mille on a regular basis.
  • What Could Have Been: Eli Wallach was considered for the role of Jud. It wouldn't be the last time he'd lose a role to Rod Steiger
  • Working Title: Away We Go, until R&H decided to re-name the play after its most energetic song.