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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

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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Dorcas (as Julie Newmeyer)
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Betty Carr ...
Sarah
Virginia Gibson ...
Liza
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Ruth (as Ruta Kilmonis)
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Storyline

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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LUSTY, MIRTHFUL GIRL-STEALING MUSICAL! . . . with Seven Great Songs! See more »


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6 August 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)

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(Ansco)

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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

MGM considered this a "B" picture--it had higher aspirations for the more expensive Brigadoon (1954). For this reason, the studio slashed the budget on "Seven Brides", forcing Stanley Donen to use painted backdrops instead of filming on location. See more »

Goofs

Gideon's shirt as he's doing handstands. See more »

Quotes

Milly: Don't just stand there, do something!
Frank: What for? There's only three little ones!
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Connections

Referenced in Ballets Russes (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

June Bride
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Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Virginia Gibson and 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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