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 a gangster looking for some money owed to them.
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
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Among the cost-cutting measures was the use of Ansco color film. The camera stock was cheaper than Technicolor and could be used in any camera. The release prints were struck by Technicolor. See more »
In the opening montage sequence where Adam drives his wagon down a hill into town, the 'morning' shadows cast by some roadside bushes are exactly the same as their 'afternoon' shadows, when he and Milly drive back up the hill out of town. See more »
You're beating your head against a stone wall, Milly. You'll never make jackadandies out of them!
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Almost at the top of my favourite movies of all time. My second favourite musical after West Side Story. No I am not gay but I have watched this movie hundreds of times since I first saw it at the age of 7 (thanks Mavis for taking me). This was the film which made dancing acceptable as a male pursuit!! Macho routines choreographed by Michael Kidd. Should have won boatloads of Oscars for a groundbreaking musical. All the people who slate it for its outdated values should get a life and take it for what it is - a movie, not a political tract!! Howard Keel (RIP) will live forever through this fantastic showcase for his talents, as will the rest of the cast. I am about to buy the DVD so I can wallow whenever I like. Try it if you haven't seen it-you will not be sorry -if you have any taste!!
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