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By Kathryn McGarr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Excellent singing and dancing in '50s musical.

Movie NR 1955 145 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 14+

Wonderful singing, but long and with sexual innuendo

Gordon MacRae's singing is the loveliest of any man in the 20th century musicals we have seen so far, and the story of Okahoma! is dramatic and compelling. However, this movie is not for children. There is a great deal of sexual innuendo and some violence and threats of violence that I would not recommend for a young child. It's also quite long, and parts of it drag even for the adult viewer. Adults and teens should give this movie a try. It contains a great deal of humor, and characters such as Ado Annie and Aunt Eller are enjoyable and memorable.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
age 18+


In a world that’s already full of darkness, why would anyone want to take kids (or anyone) to this production. Every good thing about the original production has been twisted into evil. My kids won’t sleep for weeks after the bloodbath ending. Avoid!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13):
Kids say (8):

Rodgers and Hammerstein's memorable tunes make OKLAHOMA! an eternally fresh and enjoyable musical classic. The opening scene, when cowboy Curly rides through cornfields singing "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin,'" sets the tone for this colorful, tuneful, and upbeat frontier movie.

There are a couple of drawn-out dance numbers that will tempt you to fast-forward: one as girls freshen up at Laurie's house on the way to the box social, and a later ballet dream sequence -- an obligatory, bizarre, feature of many 1950s musicals. But these scenes aren't enough to keep this from the short list of must-sees for families who enjoy musicals, or for kids just getting started on the classics.

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