Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

DVD - 2004
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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 Milly discover that Adam has six other brothers all living with him in his cabin. Milly sets out to reform the uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. Then, after reading a story, Adam develops an idea that will create the solution to his brothers' loneliness - kidnap the women they want!

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e_south
Dec 12, 2016

Just watched this classic for the first time and I highly recommend it if you are looking for a lighthearted fun musical that you can watch with your grandparents and grandkids

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limig
Aug 22, 2016

I love the dance scenes in this movie!!

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white_dove_477
Aug 15, 2016

I really enjoyed this movie!

Vincent T Lombardo Apr 16, 2016

A sweet, cute, romantic, feel-good movie that is very entertaining. The dancing is probably the best that I have ever seen in a movie musical. Look for a very young Julie Newmar, then known as Julie Newmeyer, a future Catwoman on the "Batman" TV series.

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ThomasJWhiting
Jan 10, 2016

VERY GOOD (and fun) 1954 musical set in 1850 Oregon Territory. Large cast. with pretty ladies wearing some amazing corseted tiny waist dresses.

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Love_Legolas_111
Mar 10, 2015

Such a fun, colorful, sweet movie! I love this one, and it doesn't get as much credit as other classic movies, like, say, Singing in the Rain. The storyline is funny and entertaining, and the songs are great. And the dancing too! Loved it all!

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Nursebob
Dec 13, 2014

It’s 1850 and in the untamed wilderness of the Oregon Territories life is harsh; the winters are interminable, the wildlife dangerous, and eligible bachelors outnumber available females ten to one. It comes as no surprise then that wives are a scarce commodity worth fighting (or at least singing and dancing) over. But when big bearish frontiersman Adam Pontipee, head of the Pontipee clan, comes to town looking for a bride the gruff redhead has no problem marrying Milly, the most desirable bachelorette for miles around. Milly’s dreams of conjugal bliss are quickly shattered however when she discovers her homemaking skills will not be limited to Adam alone, but to his six bewhiskered and uncivilized brothers as well. With a fierce determination that belies her diminutive stature Milly sets about turning the six Pontipee boys into proper gentleman just in time for the annual Barn Raising Dance where they are able to out-pirouette the city slickers and so win the hearts of the town’s six bachelorettes. But alas, the townsfolk are not about to part with their women so easily prompting Adam to concoct a most brazen and oh-so politically incorrect scheme to win them back. Much chaste singing and dancing ensue… One of the more famous Cinemascope musicals featuring hunky Howard Keel and mousy Jane Powell in the leads, backed by a cast of mainly nobodies including a pro baseball player and male ballet dancer. The painted backdrops and plywood frontier sets are cheesy, but the musical numbers are athletic enough even if the dubbed songs themselves are completely forgettable. It’s the sheer campiness of it all that appealed to me though; the strutting cowboys, the awkward lyrics (“A man can’t sleep when he sleeps with sheep…”), and an all-girl lingerie cat fight featuring sexy bloomers and corsets. “It’s indecent if you ask me…” laments a shopkeeper’s portly wife, “…one lone woman with seven scroungy backwoodsmen.” I guess one woman’s nightmare is another man’s dream come true. Musical cinema just doesn’t get any gayer than this.

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terri1984
Oct 19, 2014

just saw it last nite on pbs.i got the few first mins:) and thought it was a cute movie.

SpeedReader14 Jun 19, 2013

Great acting, music and especially dancing. Something that everyone should see at one point in their life.

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caesull
Nov 23, 2012

A sweet movie! Really enjoyed this w/ my family. Totally would give this ten stars if I could: * * * * * * * * * * . There ya go, ten stars. :D

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Laura_X Jan 20, 2015

You're beating your head against a stone wall, Milly. You'll never make jackadandies out of them!

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tlhull
Oct 14, 2011

"Bless her beautiful hide"

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