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Brigadoon (1954)

Two Americans on a hunting trip in Scotland become lost. They encounter a small village, not on the map, called Brigadoon, in which people harbor a mysterious secret, and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past.

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Americans Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas, on a hunting vacation in Scotland, discover a quaint and beautiful village, Brigadoon. Strangely, the village is not on any map, and soon Tommy and Jeff find out why: Brigadoon is an enchanted place. It appears once every hundred years for one day, then disappears back into the mists of time, to wake up to its next day a century hence. When Tommy falls in love with Fiona, a girl of the village, he realizes that she can never be part of his life back in America. Can he be part of hers in Brigadoon? Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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8 September 1954 (USA)  »

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Бригадун  »

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$2,352,625 (estimated)
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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The long-horned cow was scary for Gene Kelly. For his scene with the animal, he ordered that it be blindfolded and chained to the floor. Plastic eyes were attached to the blindfold. See more »

Goofs

At the end of "Heather on the Hill", Fiona Campbell drops some heather on the ground when she runs off. When Tommy Albright follows a few seconds later, the bunch of heather has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Albright: Look... I'm not saying I believe all this, but just for argument's sake... suppose... suppose a stranger like... well, like... like me... came to Brigadoon and wanted to stay. Could he?
Mr. Lundie: [gives him a long look, then smiles] Aye, he could. Mr. Forsythe provided for that.
Jeff Douglas: He didn't miss a trick, did he?
Mr. Lundie: [laughing] No, lad, he didna! No, a stranger could stay if he loved someone here... not Brigadoon itself, mind, but someone *in* Brigadoon... enough to be willing to give up everything to stay near ...
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenage Caveman (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Waiting for My Dearie
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Sung by Cyd Charisse (dubbed by Carol Richards) and Dee Turnell (dubbed by Bonnie Murray)
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Very enjoyable, despite the other criticism here
19 June 1999 | by (Arkansas) – See all my reviews

Other commentors have criticized this movie up and down for its casting, props, stage, singing and dancing. I don't profess to be an expert on any of those things. I enjoy movies and I enjoyed this one. It is the story line that gets me most. That an entire village appears for just one day every 100 years may be far fetched but is great fantasy. I'll have to admit that I've enjoyed this story more in live theater than the movie version, but the movie version is much easier to pop in the VCR for anytime viewing. I think its a great movie and might make a great remake if someone was willing to address the criticisms left here by other commentors.


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