Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – 1954 – English
Musical film directed in 1954 by Stanley Donen, and starring Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Jeff Richards, Tommy Rall, Russ Tamblyn, Marc Platt, Matt Mattox, Jacques d’Amboise, Julie Newmar, Virginia Gibson…
Synopsis: Adam, the eldest of seven brothers, goes to town to get a wife. He convinces Milly to marry him that same day. They return to his backwoods home. Only then does she discover he has six brothers – all living in his cabin. Milly sets out to reform the uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. Then, after reading about the Roman capture of the Sabine women, Adam develops an inspired solution to his brothers’ loneliness.
Review: Seven Brides for seven Brothers is one of those musicals that I know I will love for the rest of my life. I love watching it over and over again. I have watched it so many times, that I can recite the lines at the exact moment and sing the songs without even looking at the scene. The dancing in the barn raising scene is so cool too. I think it is really great how the Pontipie brothers outdo the city boys. I always hate how the brothers get beat up on when they weren’t doing anything to the other men. But no matter what this will always be one of my favorite movies!