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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marc Platt ...
Matt Mattox ...
Jacques d'Amboise ...
Dorcas (as Julie Newmeyer)
Nancy Kilgas ...
Betty Carr ...
Virginia Gibson ...
Ruth (as Ruta Kilmonis)
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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 <mportell@s-cwis.unomaha.edu>

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Release Date:

22 July 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Siete novias para siete hermanos  »

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



Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Final film of Anna Q. Nilsson. See more »


In several shots during the barn dance, Liza's hair comes loose from her chignon, only to be neatly combed again in the next shot. See more »


Benjamin Pontipee: [after Dorcas hits him with a snowball] Snowballs with rocks in them! Them poor little dears! Sobbin' buckets o' tears!
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Referenced in The Golden Girls: Isn't It Romantic? (1986) See more »


June Bride
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Virginia Gibson and Chorus
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It still holds up today!
3 November 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Adam Pontipee (Howard Keel) lives with his six brothers in a cabin in a remote area of the woods. He goes to town one day and convinces a girl named Milly (Jane Powell) to marry him. They return to the cabin, where she suddenly realizes he has six brothers.

Milly tries to teach them some manners after her initial shock, but they are not entirely keen to change their ways. They are, however, anxious to get wives of their own.

After Adam reads about Roman capturing of Sabine women, he hatches a plan for his brothers - kidnap whoever they want to marry and bring them back to the cabin.

"Seven Bridges for Seven Brothers" is, today, somewhat of a classic; Stanley Donen adapts the screenplay by Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich and Dorothy Kingsley; their combined efforts are superb.

I have grown up on this film and was surprised at the fact that, after having seen it very recently, it continues to hold up as well as it did when I was younger. I recommend it to everyone of all ages - it's funny, charming, sweet-natured and very enjoyable.

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