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Brigadoon -- Gene Kelly stars as one of two American hunters in Scotland who discover a mystical village that only materializes once every century.


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Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 September 1954 (USA) See more »
The Great Broadway Stage Musical Hit Is On The Screen! See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gene Kelly ... Tommy Albright

Van Johnson ... Jeff Douglas

Cyd Charisse ... Fiona Campbell

Elaine Stewart ... Jane Ashton

Barry Jones ... Mr. Lundie

Hugh Laing ... Harry Beaton
Albert Sharpe ... Andrew Campbell
Virginia Bosler ... Jean Campbell
Jimmy Thompson ... Charlie Chisholm Dalrymple
Tudor Owen ... Archie Beaton
Owen McGiveney ... Angus
Dee Turnell ... Ann
Dodie Heath ... Meg Brockie (as Dody Heath)
Eddie Quillan ... Sandy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Adams ... New York Club Patron (uncredited)
Betty Allen ... Background Singer (uncredited)
Bette Arlen ... New York Club Patron (uncredited)
Richard Beavers ... Background Singer (uncredited)
Rodney Bell ... New York Club Patron (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Vegetable Woman (uncredited)
Anna Marie Biggs ... Background Singer (uncredited)
Madge Blake ... Mrs. McIntosh (uncredited)

Oliver Blake ... Frank - Bartender (uncredited)
Hugh Boswell ... Mr. McIntosh (uncredited)
Mary Boyd ... Herb Woman (uncredited)
Buddy Bryant ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Paul Bryar ... Waiter (uncredited)
Aileen Carlyle ... Milkmaid (uncredited)

George Chakiris ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)

Barrie Chase ... Girl (in "Waitin' for My Dearie") (uncredited)
George Cooper ... New York Club Patron (uncredited)
Jimmy Cross ... New York Club Patron (uncredited)
Lucille Curtis ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Pepe J. DeChiazza ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Roxann Delman ... Woman at Wedding (uncredited)
Michael Dugan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Baker (uncredited)
John Gustafson ... Background Singer (uncredited)

Peter Hansen ... New York Club Patron (uncredited)
Dorothy James ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Lorna Jordon ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Frances Karath ... Little Girl in Village (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Townsman (uncredited)
Faith Kruger ... Background Singer (uncredited)
Richard Landry ... Best Man (uncredited)
Joan Larkin ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Peter Leeds ... Peter - Headwaiter (uncredited)
Ray Linn Jr. ... Background Singer (uncredited)
Archer MacDonald ... New York Club Patron (uncredited)
Warren MacGregor ... Tinker (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Toy Booth Vendor (uncredited)
Mack McLean ... Background Singer (uncredited)
Gregor Momdjian ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Charles Morton ... Sheepherder (uncredited)
Bonnie Murray ... Background Singer (uncredited)
Ernest Newton ... Background Singer (uncredited)
Birgit Nielsen ... New York Club Patron (uncredited)
Loulie Jean Norman ... Background Singer (uncredited)
Vesey O'Davoren ... Townsman (uncredited)
Kathleen O'Malley ... Girl with Mil Pails (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Townsman (uncredited)
Larry Olsen ... Boy (uncredited)
Richard Peel ... Background Singer (uncredited)
William Reeves ... Background Singer (uncredited)
Ann Roberts ... Bracken Woman (uncredited)
Pete Roberts ... Background Singer (uncredited)
Dennis Ross ... Stable Boy (uncredited)
John Rosser ... Ale Man (uncredited)
John Roy ... Townsman (uncredited)
Erin Selwyn ... Woolen Girl (uncredited)
Jeanne Shores ... Woman at Wedding (uncredited)
Dick Simmons ... New York Club Patron (uncredited)
Dolores Starr ... Dancer (uncredited)
Robert R. Stephenson ... Townsman (uncredited)
Betsy Stoddard ... Woman with Cart (uncredited)
Gloria Stone ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Sara Taft ... Poultry Woman (uncredited)
Warren Tippie ... Background Singer (uncredited)
Connie Van ... Woman with Bucket (uncredited)
Peter J. Votrian ... Boy (uncredited)
Robert Wacker ... Background Singer (uncredited)
Steve Wayne ... New York Club Patron (uncredited)

Stuart Whitman ... New York Club Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincente Minnelli 
Writing credits
Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay)

Alan Jay Lerner (musical)

Produced by
Arthur Freed .... producer
Roger Edens .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Conrad Salinger (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Joseph Ruttenberg 
Film Editing by
Albert Akst 
Art Direction by
E. Preston Ames  (as Preston Ames)
Cedric Gibbons 
Set Decoration by
F. Keogh Gleason  (as Keogh Gleason)
Edwin B. Willis 
Costume Design by
Irene Sharaff 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup designer
Production Management
William Kaplan .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Baur .... assistant director
Sound Department
Wesley C. Miller .... recording supervisor
Ralph George .... sound editor (uncredited)
Conrad Kahn .... sound (uncredited)
Jim Leppert .... sound editor (uncredited)
Arthur H. Pullen .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
Editorial Department
Alvord Eiseman .... color consultant
Music Department
Johnny Green .... musical director
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrator
Robert Tucker .... choral arranger
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Johnny Green .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Frederick Loewe .... music by (uncredited)
Albert Sendrey .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Cheryl Crawford .... stage presenter
Gene Kelly .... choreographer
Ian Murray .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Ian Murray .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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108 min
Color (Anscocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo | Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Australia:G | Finland:S | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #16971) | USA:G (re-rating) (1971) | West Germany:12 (f)

Did You Know?

Brigadoon opened at the Ziegfeld Theater on March 13, 1947 and ran for 581 performances.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: During the wedding procession the drummers' actions do not match the cadence.See more »
Jeff Douglas:Can you think of one good reason why I, a strange man, should be interested in proposing to you, a mighty strange woman and at this hour of the day?
Meg Brockie:Because you're a lad and I'm a lass!
Jeff Douglas:Well, with that philosophy you must have had a provocative career!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Groundhog Day (1993)See more »
Finale: BrigadoonSee more »


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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly Enjoyable!, 29 May 2000
Author: Curly-27 from Los Angeles, CA

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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