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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?

In March 1951, Kathryn Grayson was announced in the role eventually played by Cyd Charisse.See more »
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 »
Jeff Douglas:...There's nothing a woman hates more than her fiancee's best friend. He knows all the secrets she's going to spend the rest of her life trying to find out.See more »
Once in the Highlands/Brigadoon/Down on MacConnachy SquareSee more »


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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
When You Love Someone, Everything Is Possible, Even a Miracle, 12 February 2012
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The New Yorkers Tommy Albright (Gene Kelly) and Jeff Douglas (Van Johnson) travel in a hunting trip to the highlands of Scotland. Tommy and Jeff are best friends and Tommy is taking a break from his engagement with his fiancée Jane Ashton (Elaine Stewart).

Tommy and Jeff get lost on the hills and out of the blue, they see a small town that is out of the map. When they arrive in town, Tommy meets the local Fiona Campbell (Cyd Charisse) and they learn that the place is called Brigadoon. Further, it is the wedding day of her younger sister and they are invited to stay to the party. Meanwhile Tommy and Fiona fall in love with each other.

Later Tommy and the skeptical Jeff discover that a local preacher had prayed to God on the Eighteenth Century asking for a miracle to protect Brigadoon from witches that lived in Scotland. From that day on, when the locals go to sleep in the night, they wake up 100 years later. However, if a dweller leaves Brigadoon, the town and the citizens would all disappear forever. But an outsider could stay forever in Brigadoon provided he or she loves someone in the enchanted town.

"Brigadoon" is a fairy tale that combines "Lost Horizon" with "The Sleeping Beauty". The plot is silly and the songs are dated, but the romantic story and Cyd Charisse are delightful and the final message ("when you love someone, everything is possible, even a miracle") is very beautiful. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Lenda dos Beijos Perdidos" ("The Legend of the Lost Kisses")

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