Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Directed By: Stanley Donen Starring: Howard Keel Jane Powell

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RIP Howard Keel, Legendary Musical He-Man

on 5/6/2012

Dear Mr. Keel, while we respected you and cheered you on in your late-life comeback as Clayton Farlow on TV's DALLAS, we loved you best in the MGM musicals that made you a star. My mom and dad used to say they had seen you on Broadway taking over John Raitt's old parts and giving them new luster in CAROUSEL and OKLAHOMA, but for me I used to see you on the Late Show many times, always playing the he-man, swashbuckling Errol Flynn type, but with a difference, your magnificent voice that rang out through a dozen musical movies, everything from Kiss Me Kate (in 3D, with you singing "Where Is The Life That Late I Led" in the middle of the audience, perched on a piece of scenery like a gargoyle or angel), to Calamity Jane opposite the tomboyish Doris Day. Many years passed before we saw you on VHS as Frank Butler in the George Sidney version of Annie Get Your Gun, one of your very best parts, delayed for eons due to legal complications with the Berlin estate. And only recently thanks to the miracle of DVD have we seen the second, "flat" version of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, the movie in which you played Adam Pontipee and made us laugh and cry out for more, your signature role. Read More

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This is a classic

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This movie is one of the best old classics around. Purchased it for my daughter who adores the movie. Read More

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Product Overview

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Studio Warner
SKU 219366671
UPC 883929152575
UPC 14 00883929152575
Format DVD
Release Date 2/8/2011
Rating Rating
Keywords
Dancing
Essential Cinema
Romance
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In the Oregon Territory, mountain man Adam Pontipee (Howard Keel, acting and singing with gusto) comes to town to sell his crops and woo a woman to be his wife, succeeding with spirited Milly (Jane Powell), who is tired of feeding and waiting on so many men at the local inn. Her dreams of keeping house for just one man are shattered when she discovers that Adam shares his pigsty cabin with six brawling brothers. Milly's good cooking and stubborn nature whip the young men into shape and inspire them to seek women of their own. But after a disastrous barn raising during which the brothers snare the attention of the town girls only to be taunted into fighting with the town men, Adam suggests his brothers forget gentle methods of love and follow the actions of the Roman with the Sabine ("Sobbin'") women. The kidnapping of their six sweethearts spurs Milly to throw the men out of the house, but enforced proximity caused by winter and the brothers' good intentions just might help love bloom again.
Plot Summary
Summary Manly Adam and dainty but stubborn Milly find love in the Oregon Territory, prompting yearnings in Adam's six brothers for their own women. Milly teaches the brothers manners and introduces them to the town girls, but a fight with the local men inspires the brothers to stop wooing and start kidnapping. Stuck all winter by an avalanche with Milly and the seven brothers, the abducted girls' thoughts turn to weddings as spring approaches. Filled with lively dancing, comic songs, and the heartache of love, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is a delightful and fun musical from director Stanley Donen.
Reviews
Sight and Sound "...[A] rambunctious paean to the Oregon prairies of the 1850s..." 06/01/2001 p.62,"Energy, humour and Coplandesque scoring mark Donen's celebrated musical..." 07/01/2005 p.86
Entertainment Weekly "[With a] magnificent barn-raising dance..." 10/15/2004 p.59
Directors
Stanley Donen
Actors
Howard Keel
Jane Powell
Cast & Crew
Virginia Gibson - Star
Howard Keel - Star
Marc Platt - Star
Ian Wolfe - Star
Jane Powell - Star
Russ Tamblyn - Star
Howard Petrie - Star
Jeff Richards - Star
Ralph E. Winters - Editor
Adolph Deutsch - Composer
Albert Hackett - Screenwriter
Jack Cummings - Producer
George J. Folsey - Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons - Production Designer
Stanley Donen - Director
Technical Info
UPC 00883929152575
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 102 minutes
Awards
Name Adolph Deutsch
Award Category Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1954
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Saul Chaplin
Award Category Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1954
Award Giver Academy Awards
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Video Format DVD

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