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.
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Travelers stumble across a village that they can't find on any map. They discover that this tiny hamlet is called Brigadoon, a special village in Scotland that is never found on a map. Once... See full summary »
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Americans Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas, on a hunting vacation in Scotland, discover a quaint and beautiful village, Brigadoon. Strangely, the village is not on any map, and soon Tommy and Jeff find out why: Brigadoon is an enchanted place. It appears once every hundred years for one day, then disappears back into the mists of time, to wake up to its next day a century hence. When Tommy falls in love with Fiona, a girl of the village, he realizes that she can never be part of his life back in America. Can he be part of hers in Brigadoon?Written by
Jim Beaver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Although one of the greatest female dancers in the history of the movie musical, Cyd Charisse was not a good singer and her singing was almost always dubbed (by Carol Richards in this film). See more »
If Minister Forsythe made the miracle happen from outside the village and was not part of it, only two days prior to the villager's time line, and they could not leave the village, they would have no way of knowing it had actually happened. The minister could merely be missing for a couple days for all they knew. In fact, the minister's missing presence conveniently allows the story to develop angles that can't be explained, such as why he felt he had to leave his beloved flock (his advancing age is given as a reason, but that makes no sense, a devoted minister would never leave his flock), why he had to say his prayer from outside the affected area instead of remaining with them, or why they only wake up every 100 years instead of just becoming invisible to the world and continuing to live life as normal, or any number of plot points that don't make sense when tossed together. See more »
Look... I'm not saying I believe all this, but just for argument's sake... suppose... suppose a stranger like... well, like... like me... came to Brigadoon and wanted to stay. Could he?
[gives him a long look, then smiles]
Aye, he could. Mr. Forsythe provided for that.
He didn't miss a trick, did he?
No, lad, he didna! No, a stranger could stay if he loved someone here... not Brigadoon itself, mind, but someone *in* Brigadoon... enough to be willing to give up everything to stay near ...
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Other commentors have criticized this movie up and down for its casting, props, stage, singing and dancing. I don't profess to be an expert on any of those things. I enjoy movies and I enjoyed this one. It is the story line that gets me most. That an entire village appears for just one day every 100 years may be far fetched but is great fantasy. I'll have to admit that I've enjoyed this story more in live theater than the movie version, but the movie version is much easier to pop in the VCR for anytime viewing. I think its a great movie and might make a great remake if someone was willing to address the criticisms left here by other commentors.
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