It's a Rodgers and Hammerstein production so obviously it seems to go on forever but in this case it doesn't seem to matter.
Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones are highly watchable as the two leads while the subplot involving the love triangle between Ado Annie, the peddler and Will Parker also provides entertainment.
The dances are wonderfully choreographed, in particular Gene Nelson's superb solo dance for 'Kansas City' which has me bouncing up and down in time with the music.
Songs are tuned to perfection as is expected from these writers but for me the standouts are the well-known 'People Will Say We're In Love', 'Oklahoma' and 'Many A New Day' which is my personal favourite simply because of the high notes that Jones reaches that seem impossible to the untrained.
As for the story, a simple enough love story which still seems to add something new to the genre.
If there was one thing I was annoyed about when I first watched the film it was the length. However the songs and suspense of the last hour made it less of a trial.
Ultimately, I would recommend to anyone at all interested in musicals or to anyone just wanting an enjoyable experience.