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
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Michael Maule, a featured dancer with the New York City Ballet, was originally cast as Charlie Dalrymple, with his songs to be dubbed by John Gustafson. Before filming began he was replaced by Jimmy Thompson but the pre-recordings by Gustafson were kept for the film. See more »
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 »
I'm leaving Brigadoon! 'Tis the end of all of us! The miracle is over!
[He rushes away]
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This combination of bonny Scotland, charming brogues, music, singing, dancing, unrequited love, fairy tales, and a rather supernatural "mist"-ique is irresistible. Given the dancing talents of Gene Kelly, the singing talents of most of the cast, the charm of Van Johnson, the down-home humor (especially in the character of "Meg Brockie"), and the suspense of the fleeing and hunted Harry Beaton, in the alluring and disappearing village of Brigadoon, not to mention the heartbreaking and even more suspenseful romance between the lovely Fiona in the centuries-old village and the modern-day charmer (Kelly) -- what is there not to like? Lerner and Loewe provided their magic yet again, and millions of movie-goers were caught up in their spell. I was in this musical in our college Spring musical (as the smitten, then mourning "Maggie Anderson," who secretly loves Harry Beaton -- a shy lad who, of course, loves a lass about to be wed instead!), when I came to love this story, and then this movie. It's a classic, and well worth the viewing time!
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