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Stanley Donen

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

102' - 1954 - Drama, Comedy, Music/Musical - Dialogue: English
Director: Stanley Donen Composer: Gene de Paul, Adolphe Deutsch, Conrad Salinger With: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards
Most of the story takes place on an Oregon ranch, maintained by Adam Pontabee and his six brothers. When Adam brings home his new bride Milly, 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. Yearning to become husbands like their big brother, they ask Adam for advice. 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… One of the best MGM musicals of the 1950s. (Hal Erickson)

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Credits

Director

Stanley Donen

Composer

Gene de Paul, Adolphe Deutsch, Conrad Salinger

With

Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards

Scenario

Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Dorothy Kingsley

Director of Photography

George Folsey

Editor

Ralph E. Winters

Producer

Jack Cummings

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"The Sobbin' Women" (Stephen Vincent Benét)

Year

1954

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