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.
An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers' quarrels and two gangsters looking for some money owed to them.
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
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Although one of the greatest female dancers in the history of the movie musical, Cyd Charisse was not a skilled singer and her vocals were invariably dubbed (by Carol Richards in this film). See more »
During the wedding procession the drummers' actions do not match the cadence. See more »
I have to agree with all those viewers who had issues with this film - it is really a horrible version of a charming show! The idea of Gene Kelly isn't bad in itself- - he has the right kind of personality for Tommy. Even his voice, while not " up to it", is okay in terms of character- - Howard Keel would have been ALL WRONG ! But Kelly was a horrible choice for choreographer. So we are subjected to more of those Kelly-Charisse pas de deux which are totally inappropriate for the story line: too sophisticated!, and not enough of the folk dance-inspired numbers that DeMille did so successfully! In fact, the dancing was much of the success of the original production. Add to this the fake scenery ( complete with livestock ! ), the really bad 'fifties-looking costumes (by Sharaff, of all people, who should have done better ! )and the downplaying of all the character roles, and you're left with a Gene Kelly vehicle. As for Cyd, she is TOTALLY miscast ! Can't sing a note, therefore dubbed, and completely wrong personality. Even her looks are all wrong ! MGM was going into a really bad phase of musical producing ( viz " ShowBoat"), but this was one of the worst adaptations of what had been a great show !
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