- Rated: G
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 8, 2011
- Originally Released: 1954
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Commentary by director Stanley Donen
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- Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1954 -
Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: Adolph Deutsch & Saul Chaplin
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2001
"...[A] rambunctious paean to the Oregon prairies of the 1850s..."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/15/2004
"[With a] magnificent barn-raising dance..."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2005
"Energy, humour and Coplandesque scoring mark Donen's celebrated musical..."
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.
Essential Cinema |
- The film's plot is based on Vincent Benet's story "Sobbin' Women," which itself is derived from the Greek myth of the rape of the Sabines.