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Oklahoma!(1955)

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The Todd-AO version and the CinemaScope version are completely different, considering that each scene was shot twice, using different methods. Video transfers include both the traditional pan-and-scan transfer, which was derived from the CinemaScope version and a letterbox transfer, also derived from CinemaScope version. Both of these video transfers are available with and without the "Overture", "Entr'Acte" and "Exit Music". Recently, a video transfer in letterbox only has been derived from the Todd-AO version. This transfer is available only with the "Overture", "Entr'Acte" and "Exit Music". Note that the sound mixes of the 70 mm version and the 35 mm version are completely different.

The opening credit titles on the Todd-AO and on the CinemaScope versions are different, although the main title music is exactly the same in both versions. In the Todd-AO version, the titles appear against a background of dark curtains. After the credits, the curtains rise to reveal two rows of giant cornstalks, through which the camera tracks,until it finds Gordon MacRae,who then begins singing "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin". In the CinemaScope version, we first see the cornstalks, the camera tracks through them; then, as the words "Rodgers and Hammerstein present" appear onscreen, Gordon MacRae appears and rides up to the camera and then past it off left, as the title "Oklahoma!" appears. The rest of the opening credits in this version are shown against,first, a background of a barn, then, a meadow with a tree nearby. As the credits end, the camera cuts back to MacRae and he begins singing. At the end of the Todd-AO version, we see the words "Distributed by Magna". At the end of the CinemaScope version, we see the words "Distributed by RKO Pictures".

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