A charming musical western, featuring Rodgers and Hammerstein’s liveliest tunes.
Dir Fred Zinnemann
With Gloria Grahame, Shirley Jones, Gordon MacRae, Rod Steiger
While she was not a natural chanteuse (in fact her singing was dubbed in Naked Alibi) Grahame’s naïve, endearing vocal style in this musical western brings genuine charm to her portrayal of Ado Annie. Annie’s romantic to-ing and fro-ing offers comic relief from Rod Steiger’s menacing pursuit of the wholesome Laurey (Jones), while the whole is interspersed with some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s liveliest tunes.