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

Although one of the greatest female dancers in the history of the movie musical, Cyd Charisse was not a good singer and her singing was almost always dubbed (by Carol Richards in this film). See more »

Goofs

During the song, "Almost Like Being In Love" Gene Kelly dances around. When he passes the bulls, you can see the bushes to the right of the pig moving as if someone off screen is putting them back in place after moving them out of their way. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Lundie: [referring to Fiona] She's a dear lass.
Tommy Albright: I'm just beginning to find that out.
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Soundtracks

The Heather on the Hill
(reprise) (uncredited)
Sung offscreen by Jimmy Thompson, Carol Richards, and Chorus
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Surprisingly Enjoyable!
29 May 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I have adored Gene Kelly ever since I saw Singin' in the Rain when I was about 10, but I had never seen Brigadoon until renting it a couple of days ago. Yes, the story is far-fetched--but somehow it works. Yes, the scenery looks like it is from a high school play, but I became too caught up in the story (yes, there IS a story) to care. In reading the other comments, I'm SO glad that the Keel/Grayson team wasn't used. Keel is too macho and gruff and Grayson is too sugary. I think Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse gave their characters the necessary gentility and earthiness. My only complaint is that I wish the director let the viewer linger with the closing scene for a few more seconds. It ends a little too abruptly and with a few unanswered questions about Van Johnson's character. Despite that, it was very enjoyable and even ponders some deep points, especially in the line "Sometimes things you have faith in become more real to you than the things you can see and touch." Watch it with a light heart and you won't be disappointed.


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