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Brigadoon (1954)

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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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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 <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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8 September 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Бригадун  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,352,625 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,982,000, 31 December 1954

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,275,000, 31 December 1954
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(Anscocolor)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

"Brigadoon" opened at the Ziegfeld Theater on March 13, 1947, and ran for 581 performances. See more »

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When talking to Mr. Lundie, Tommy says that they are from New York, which was renamed from New Amsterdam, after Mr. Lundie seems not to understand the location. New Amsterdam was renamed New York in 1664, 90 years prior to the events of the film. This would have been common knowledge, making Tommy's explanation unnecessary, as well as Mr. Lundie's reaction ridiculous. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Lundie: [referring to Fiona] She's a dear lass.
Tommy Albright: I'm just beginning to find that out.
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I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean
(reprise) (uncredited)
Sung offscreen by Jimmy Thompson, Carol Richards, and Chorus
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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow. What a Waste.

"Brigadoon" is really one of the best musicals ever made, a stunning blend of remarkable music with an unbeatable story. This movie *had* to be popular at some point-- what ever happened?! Nobody even knows it exists anymore! Wait a minute... this is sounding very familiar. Lerner and Loewe's disappearing-village fable expertly combines the mysticism of the Scottish Highlands with the unbreakable dancing chops of Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. It is an explosion of sound, color, and (a tolerable level of) emotion. And as a Scotsman, something makes me connect to the blaring bagpipes and the fantastically well-done accents, not to mention the glorious costumes and phenomenal sets. This is the movie musical as it was originally intended, a fascinating mixture of tunes and story, of fantasy and realism, of words and the things better left unsaid. This is a lambasted masterpiece and deserves recognition for what it is: very near to the perfection many better-known copycats claim is their own (I'm talking to you, "Sound of Music" and "West Side Story").


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