Courtesy of Robert C. Weisgerber
Oklahoma! cast and crew in railroad station scene. Squatting down in front is composer Richard Rodgers, co-producer of the film with his partner Oscar Hammerstein II (not pictured), at front right is director Fred Zinneman, at left, wearing his cowboy rig, is actor Gene Nelson, and atop the Chapman crane, wearing a hat, is director of photography, Robert Surtees, ASC.

The cameras pictured are the CinemaScope lens outfitted Mitchell BNC at lower left, the blimped Todd-AO camera 1 that accepted the smaller interchangeable lenses at lower right, and on the Chapman crane is the Todd-AO camera 2 which only used the enormous "bugeye" lens. At this time only the two Todd-AO cameras existed but more were in the works and would be added to the production.

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