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.

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Writers:

Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay), Alan Jay Lerner (musical)
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Complete credited cast:
Gene Kelly ... Tommy Albright
Van Johnson ... Jeff Douglas
Cyd Charisse ... Fiona Campbell
Elaine Stewart ... Jane Ashton
Barry Jones ... Mr. Lundie
Hugh Laing ... Harry Beaton
Albert Sharpe ... Andrew Campbell
Virginia Bosler Virginia Bosler ... Jean Campbell
Jimmy Thompson Jimmy Thompson ... Charlie Chisholm Dalrymple
Tudor Owen ... Archie Beaton
Owen McGiveney ... Angus
Dee Turnell ... Ann
Dodie Heath Dodie Heath ... Meg Brockie (as Dody Heath)
Eddie Quillan ... Sandy
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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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The Musical Hit that Tops Them All! See more »


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James Mitchell, who originated the role of Harry Beaton on Broadway, was initially scheduled to repeat the part on film; he ultimately chose instead to tour with the Agnes de Mille Dance Theatre. See more »

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During the wedding procession the drummers' actions do not match the cadence. See more »

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Mr. Lundie: Oh, there must be an awful lot of folk out there searchin' for a Brigadoon.
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Alternate Versions

A 1.75:1 wide screen version was filmed simultaneously with the 2.55:1 CinemaScope version. It is comprised of alternate takes. See more »

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Featured in Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli (2010) See more »

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The Wedding Dance
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Music by Frederick Loewe
Danced by Jimmy Thompson and Virginia Bosler
Played by the M-G-M Studio Orchestra conducted by Johnny Green
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When You Love Someone, Everything Is Possible, Even a Miracle
12 February 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The New Yorkers Tommy Albright (Gene Kelly) and Jeff Douglas (Van Johnson) travel in a hunting trip to the highlands of Scotland. Tommy and Jeff are best friends and Tommy is taking a break from his engagement with his fiancée Jane Ashton (Elaine Stewart).

Tommy and Jeff get lost on the hills and out of the blue, they see a small town that is out of the map. When they arrive in town, Tommy meets the local Fiona Campbell (Cyd Charisse) and they learn that the place is called Brigadoon. Further, it is the wedding day of her younger sister and they are invited to stay to the party. Meanwhile Tommy and Fiona fall in love with each other.

Later Tommy and the skeptical Jeff discover that a local preacher had prayed to God on the Eighteenth Century asking for a miracle to protect Brigadoon from witches that lived in Scotland. From that day on, when the locals go to sleep in the night, they wake up 100 years later. However, if a dweller leaves Brigadoon, the town and the citizens would all disappear forever. But an outsider could stay forever in Brigadoon provided he or she loves someone in the enchanted town.

"Brigadoon" is a fairy tale that combines "Lost Horizon" with "The Sleeping Beauty". The plot is silly and the songs are dated, but the romantic story and Cyd Charisse are delightful and the final message ("when you love someone, everything is possible, even a miracle") is very beautiful. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Lenda dos Beijos Perdidos" ("The Legend of the Lost Kisses")


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brigadoon See more »

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$2,352,625 (estimated)
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4-Track Stereo | Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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Color (Anscocolor)

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1.75 : 1
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