Set in the Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900s, this joyous celebration of frontier life is a musical story of tender romance and dangerous passion. Gordon MacRae is Curly, a sunny, good-natured ranch hand, and Shirley Jones is Laurey Williams, the farmer's daughter he loves. Rod Steiger is the menacing Jud, who tries to come between them. The first Rodgers and Hammerstein musical collaboration, this Academy Award winner for Best Score features the classic songs "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" and "People Will Say We're in Love." Directed by Fred Zinnemann (A Man for All Seasons, From Here to Eternity, High Noon).