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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers ()

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featuring Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, Tommy Rall, Jane Powell, Marc Platt

Based extremely loosely on the Stephen Vincent Benet story Sobbin' Women," Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is one of the best MGM musicals of the 1950s. Most of the story takes place on an Oregon ranch, maintained by Adam Pontabee (Howard Keel) and his six brothers, played by Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, Tommy Rall, Mark Platt, Matt Mattox, and Jacques d'Amboise (it is no coincidence that five of those six boys are played by professional dancers). When Adam brings home his new bride Milly (Jane Powell), she is appalled at the brothers' slovenliness and sets about turning these unwashed louts into immaculate gentlemen. During the boisterous barn-raising scene, the brothers get into a scuffle with a group of townsmen over the affection of six comely lasses: Virginia Gibson, Julie Newmeyer (later Newmar), Ruth Kilmonis (later Ruth Lee), Nancy Kilgas, Betty Carr, and Norma Doggett (yep, most of the girls are dancers, too). Yearning to become husbands like their big brother, they ask Adam for advice. Alas, he has been reading a book about the abduction of the Sabine Women (or, as he puts it, the Sobbin' Women); and, in order to claim their gals, Adam explains, the boys must kidnap them--which they do, after blocking off all avenues of escape. Vowing to remain on their best behavior, the boys make no untoward advances towards their reluctant female guests--not even during one of the coldest winters on record. Comes the spring thaw, the angry townsfolk come charging up the mountain, demanding the return of the stolen girls (who, by this time, have "tamed" their men). A happy ending is ultimately had by all in this delightful if politically incorrect concoction. Hal Erickson, Rovi Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.750
Juliana C

Great entertainment

by Juliana C on Jun 8, 2012

This movie is a great way to kick back, relax and enjoy. It is clean entertainment that can be viewed by the entire family. There is no profanity or inappropriate scenes. A beautiful experience

Shepherdgirl
by Shepherdgirl on Mar 8, 2008

This is one of my all time favorite movies. When Millie marries Adam, she has no idea that he has six wild and untamed brothers. She soon tames them and teaches them manners. The fun really begins when Adam decides to help his brothers get wives on the same principle as the story of the Sabine Women!

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