Seven Brides for Seven Brothers [50th Anniversary Edition] [DVD] [1954]

  • SKU: 18988517
  • Release Date: 02/08/2011
  • Rating: G
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (21 out of 22)

Special Features


  • Commentary by director Stanley Donen
  • Donen musicals trailer gallery
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
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

Cast & Crew


  • Howard Keel
    Howard Keel - Adam Pontabee
  • Jeff Richards
    Jeff Richards - Benjamin Pontabee
  • Russ Tamblyn
    Russ Tamblyn - Gideon Pontabee
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    Tommy Rall - Frank Pontabee
  • Jane Powell
    Jane Powell - Milly Pontabee



Customer rating

4.9
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic musical

    Posted
    Thetl
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    Seven Brides For Seven Brothers is a classic musical in the grand tradition of big casts, big sets, big music, big drama, and big fun. Well worth a watch of this one if you like Oklahoma! or any of the other big musicals of the era. The product itself is one DVD in a super-flimsy plastic case. The wraparound refers to a disc 2, that is not included. This item is not the special edition/anniversary version with all of the special extras released for the 50th anniversary of the movie. It does have the usual commentary and such as bonus material, but not the "extra" extras of the special edition. Price is competitive with any of the major online shops.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I'm not a movie musical kinda guy so...

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    greg
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    ... it was a gift for my better half so I'm probably not the one to give a review of how good/bad the movie is. However, the technical aspects of the movie are that it's in standard def (i.e.720x480) so if you're used to Blu-ray or 4KUHD you're going to have to lower your expectations a bit. I will say the characters sure wear some brightly colored clothes consider their location.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie, was shipped very fast.

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    BestAuntEver
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    This was one of my daughter's favorite movies when she was little. She has it on VHS, but her VHS player broke so she couldn't watch it anymore. She is 28 now and still loves it so I bought it for her for a birthday gift. I also got a second one for my niece's 10th birthday. She has never seen it and as soon as she watched it she loved it. She said it is definitely in her list of top 3 movies. Wonderful to see a classic movie loved by many generations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Old Film!

    Posted
    TechnoGirl101

    I may be pretty young, but I love old movies! This is one of my faves! I can watch this movie over and over again. It is a musical, old movie, but FUNNY! If you don't buy it, at least watch it once in your life time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful old musical

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    quietlife
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    It's great to know Best Buy still carries the muscials I enjoyed as a youth. In this now violent world, It's wonderful to escape and watch a movie that let's us fantasize and believe in happy endings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

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    GAJamie
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    We love this movie. Its an oldie but a goodie. We found ourselves singing along with the cast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great old movie

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    Musical
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    Looked everywhere for this old movie classic. Low price and received in a very timely manner. No problems whatsoever.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Movie classic

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    Debfaync
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    Couldn’t find the movie anywhere else! Ordered them and received them within a week.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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