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 ...
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
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Howard Keel and Jane Powell are riveting in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. This musical is the story of seven brothers who live so far out in the wilderness that although they are all strong, handsome and bright, they cannot find wives. After the eldest sweeps a young beautiful housekeeper off her feet and to the church, they settle into married life. The bride finds herself waiting on seven men who have no clue as to housekeeping and cooking! Shortly, the other brothers decide to emulate the Romans who stole the Sabine women to be their brides. Chaos ensues but it is wonderful to see and hear.
Nov 21, 2015
7 Brides for 7 Brothers
This is such a fun movie. Its full of laughter, singing and fun. The background is beautiful. I really like this movie. Its an old goody.
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
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!