For this week’s Family Movie Night, we watched another Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical – ‘Oklahoma!’

Having built up all my expectations off The Sound of Music and The King and I, this experience was not those.

Or at a minimum, Oklahoma! is not The Sound of Music.

For some idea of what I mean, check out this page for the 1955 version at Common Sense Media.

With songs like “I Can’t Say No,” and a traveling peddler telling a certain eligible young bachelorette that she’s his “Persian Kitty” because they both have “soft round tails,” there is a lot of innuendo and double entendre here.

Perhaps the 1950’s weren’t so prim and proper after all.

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