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Director:
Writers:
Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay)
Alan Jay Lerner (musical)
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Release Date:
8 September 1954 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Great Broadway Stage Musical Hit Is On The Screen! See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win See more »
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Well I liked it... See more (100 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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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)
Albert Sendrey .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Cheryl Crawford .... stage presenter
Gene Kelly .... choreographer
Ian Murray .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Ian Murray .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
108 min
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Color:
Color (Anscocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo | Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
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?

Trivia:
Star Gene Kelly and director Vincente Minnelli both wanted to film scenes on location in Scotland but the studio bosses at MGM insisted the film be shot entirely at the studio. When the movie was released critics noted the staged studio feel of the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Harry Beaton:[He's being restrained after attacking Jean at the wedding] All that I've done was to want ye too much.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Finale: BrigadoonSee more »

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40 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Well I liked it..., 26 April 2002
Author: tms1983 from Wisconsin

Despite all of the critical bashing of Brigadoon, I thought it was very nicely presented. Before I go any further, be forwarned that I have never seen Brigadoon on stage - only on screen - so I can't make comparisons. IMHO, MGM couldn't have casted a better Tommy; Gene Kelly is perfect and (although I agree that he may not be the best singer ever) I didn't doubt his ability to play the part a bit. Van Johnson steals the show as well. As well, Cyd Charisse was wonderful as Fiona, she made the character seem so believeable and was perfect for the part.

Granted, Brigadoon would have been much better had it been filmed on location in Scotland, but due to budget cuts MGM was forced to film it in beautiful, sunny Culver City. The painted backgrounds are obvious (the same injustice was done to "7 Brides" which, like Brigadoon, was to be done on location but was ultimately filmed at the studio) but the backdrops are not meant to be the centerpiece of the show; why are we placing so much fault on these? I agree that the dance sequences got to be a bit long, but with Gene Kelly, who cares?

We can, however, be thankful that MGM didn't cast Howard Keel or Kathryn Grayson in Brigadoon. As much as I love Keel's work in his other MGM endeavours (such as Show Boat and 7 Brides), he would have been totally wrong in Brigadoon and Grayson's operatic singing would have done Fiona a terrible injustice.

Overall I thought Brigadoon to be a wonderful screen interpretation of one of Broadway's crown jewels. It will definately be getting a second viewing here!. Rate 8/10

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