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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

G  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  22 July 1954 (USA)
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In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.



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Adam, the eldest of seven brothers, goes to town to get a wife. He convinces Milly to marry him that same day. They return to his backwoods home. Only then does she discover he has six brothers - all living in his cabin. Milly sets out to reform the uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. Then, after reading about the Roman capture of the Sabine women, Adam develops an inspired solution to his brothers' loneliness. Written by Melissa Portell <>

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Release Date:

22 July 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Siete novias para siete hermanos  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System) (magnetic prints)| (Australia) (1968 re-release)| (optical prints)



Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Jeff Richards (a former professional baseball player) was one of the two "brothers" not chosen for his dancing ability. The other was Howard Keel, who was an actor/singer. See more »


The "Cook Wanted" sign shown after Milly leaves is clearly written in permanent marker. See more »


Rev. Elcott: [after rounding up the girls] Now we're all fathers and we love you, so don't be afraid to answer. A ways back I heard a wee babe crying in the house. Whose is it?
[girls look at one another]
Rev. Elcott: Whose is it, don't be afraid to tell?
Girls: [all at once and smiling] Mine!
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Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Chorus
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An all-time classic, no matter how many times you see it!
23 March 2000 | by (Everett, Washington) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie about ten times over the years, and it is such a joy to watch! This movie was nominated for Best Picture, and rightly so. The snappy, well written, melodic songs, coupled with the first rate dancing is a match made in Hollywood musical heaven. By the way, did you know that the guy playing "Frank" was borrowed from the New York Ballet?

This film will put a warm fuzzy feeling in you throughout the entire two hours. This movie stands up against "Singin in the Rain", and "On the Town" any day!

See it in the wide-screen version for the full effect!

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