Watch it for the songs. A paean to Oklahoma's "Sooner" pioneers, it's a watchable, if hardly terrific, rendering of an innovative Broadway landmark. Boys (MacRae and Nelson) meet girls (Jones and Grahame); boys almost lose girls, all complicated by the villainous Jud Fry (Steiger, in a
ridiculously hammy, off-key performance as the farmhand-from-hell). Although the score is, by now, deeply embedded in the minds of anyone who has ears, it gets spirited renditions here that are worth listening to. MacRae, in the best-remembered role of his career, gets the film off to a wonderful
start with "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning." A very young Jones also makes a nice impressi...