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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers ()


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In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

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Adam
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Benjamin
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Gideon
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Frank
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Daniel
Matt Mattox ...
Caleb
Jacques d'Amboise ...
Ephraim
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Milly
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Dorcas (as Julie Newmeyer)
Nancy Kilgas ...
Alice
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Sarah
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Liza
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Ruth (as Ruta Kilmonis)
Norma Doggett ...
Martha
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Rev. Elcott
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Pete Perkins
Earl Barton ...
Harry
Dante DiPaolo ...
Matt
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Carl
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Ruth's Uncle
Dick Rich ...
Dorcas' Father
Marjorie Wood ...
Mrs. Bixby
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Mr. Bixby
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Little Heifer
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Member of Second Barn Raising Team (uncredited)
Ann Baker ...
Town Girl (uncredited)
Walter Beaver ...
Lem (uncredited)
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Drunk (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ...
Storekeeper (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Diner (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
John Daheim ...
Member of Second Barn Raising Team (uncredited)
Billy Dix ...
Man in Saloon (uncredited)
Millie Doff ...
Town Girl (uncredited)
Michelle Ducasse ...
Town Girl (uncredited)
Helen Eby-Rock ...
Mother (uncredited)
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Father (uncredited)
Carol Grel ...
Heavy Girl (uncredited)
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Rancher (uncredited)
Geraldine Hall ...
Mother (uncredited)
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Girl (uncredited)
Elizabeth Holmes ...
Mother (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Member of Fourth Barn Raising Team (uncredited)
John Indrisano ...
Member of Third Barn Raising Team (uncredited)
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Father (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Sheila James Kuehl ...
Jenny - Dorcas' Sister (uncredited)
Bill Lee ...
Caleb (uncredited) (singingVoice)
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Lem's Girlfriend (uncredited)
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Mrs. Elcott (uncredited)
Betty Noyes ...
Bride (uncredited) (singingVoice)
Phil Rich ...
Prospector (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Ruth Robinson ...
Mother (uncredited)
George Robotham ...
Town Suitor (uncredited)
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Tom ('Nobody can cook like Milly') (uncredited)
Russell Saunders ...
Town Suitor (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Leader of Fourth Barn Raising Team (uncredited)
Margaret Wells ...
Mother (uncredited)
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Town Suitor (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe ...
Leader of Third Barn Raising Team (uncredited)
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Undetermined Role (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stanley Donen

Written by

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Albert Hackett ... (screenplay) &
Frances Goodrich ... (screenplay) and
Dorothy Kingsley ... (screenplay)
 
Stephen Vincent Benet ... (story "The Sobbin' Women")

Produced by

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Jack Cummings ... producer

Music by

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Gene de Paul
Adolph Deutsch ... (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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George J. Folsey ... director of photography (as George Folsey)

Film Editing by

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Ralph E. Winters

Editorial Department

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Alvord Eiseman ... color consultant

Art Direction by

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Cedric Gibbons
Urie McCleary

Set Decoration by

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Hugh Hunt ... (set decorations)
Edwin B. Willis ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Walter Plunkett ... (costumes designed by)
Charles Arrico ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Sydney Guilaroff ... hair stylist
William Tuttle ... makeup creator

Production Management

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Dave Friedman ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ridgeway Callow ... assistant director
Carl 'Major' Roup ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Frank Wesselhoff ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Douglas Shearer ... recording supervisor
Van Allen James ... sound editor (uncredited)
Stewart Walden ... sound (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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A. Arnold Gillespie ... special effects
Warren Newcombe ... special effects
Franklyn Soldo ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Matthew Yuricich ... matte painter (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Leo Arnaud ... orchestrations
Saul Chaplin ... musical supervisor
Alexander Courage ... orchestrations
Adolph Deutsch ... musical director
Johnny Mercer ... lyrics by
Conrad Salinger ... orchestrations
Robert Franklyn ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tommy Morgan ... musician: harmonica (uncredited)

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Michael Kidd ... dances and musical numbers staged by / choreographer (uncredited)
Alex Romero ... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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 Melissa Portell

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Taglines LUSTY, MIRTHFUL GIRL-STEALING MUSICAL! . . . with Seven Great Songs! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les sept femmes de Barberousse (France)
  • Les sept femmes de Barbe-Rousse (France)
  • Eine Braut für sieben Brüder (Germany)
  • Siete novias para siete hermanos (Spain)
  • Set núvies per a set germans (Spain, Catalan title)
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  • 102 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Reportedly Howard Keel's personal favorite of his movies. See more »
Goofs In "Wonderful, Wonderful Day" birds fly onto the set and and several crash into the painted backdrop in the background (the director acknowledges this in a documentary). See more »
Movie Connections Alternate-language version of Satte Pe Satta (1982). See more »
Soundtracks Bless Yore Beautiful Hide See more »
Quotes Caleb: There were no F names in the Bible so Ma named him Frankincense because he smelled so sweet.
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