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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Posted : 11 years, 4 months ago on 21 May 2007 06:15

This is one of my favourite musicals to watch. What is it about musicals that is just so appealing? The story is, as always, unbelievable, but the music and dancing more than makes up for that.

The eldest of seven brothers heads into town one day with the intention of leaving with a bride---despite the fact that people barely know him, and despite the fact that he hasn't courted anyone. He finds a bride, but doesn't tell her about his six brothers and the load of work waiting for her at their backwoods farm.

When she finds out that the brothers are a wild pack of fighting, ill-mannered brutes, she sets out to tame them and change them into men who can court brides of their own. When that doesn't work, the eldest helps his brothers kidnap "their" girls, and they manage to cause an avalanche that keeps anyone from coming or going until spring----by which time, of course, the girls don't want to leave.

I love this movie, and, really, all classic musicals of this type and period. And, I am glad it is now part of my collection.

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