Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
|Release Date:||Jul 1954|
|Genres||Adventure / Comedy / Drama / Family / Musical / Romance / Western|
|Cast:||Howard Keel(Adam Pontipee), Jeff Richards(Benjamin Pontipee), Russ Tamblyn(Gideon Pontipee), Tommy Rall(Frankincense (Frank) Pontipee), Marc Platt(Daniel (Dan) Pontipee), Matt Mattox(Caleb Pontipee), Jacques d'Amboise(Ephraim Pontipee), Jane Powell(Milly Pontipee), Julie Newmar(Dorcas Gailen (as Julie Newmeyer)), Nancy Kilgas(Alice Elcott), Betty Carr(Sarah Kine), Virginia Gibson(Liza), Ruta Lee(Ruth Jebson (as Ruta Kilmonis)), Norma Doggett(Martha), Ian Wolfe(Rev. Elcott), Howard Petrie(Pete Perkins), Earl Barton(Harry), Dante DiPaolo(Matt), Kelly Brown(Carl), Matt Moore(Ruth's Uncle), Dick Rich(Dorcas' Father), Marjorie Wood(Mrs. Fred Bixby), Russell Simpson(Fred Bixby), Ann Baker(Town Girl (uncredited)), Walter Beaver(Lem (uncredited)), Larry J. Blake(Drunk (uncredited)), Paul Bradley(Storekeeper (uncredited)), George Bruggeman(Diner (uncredited)), John Daheim(Member of Second Barn Raising Team...), Billy Dix(Man in Saloon (uncredited)), Millie Doff(Town Girl (uncredited)), Michelle Ducasse(Town Girl (uncredited)), Helen Eby-Rock(Mother (uncredited)), Tim Graham(Father (uncredited)), Carol Grel(Heavy Girl (uncredited)), Duane Grey(Rancher (uncredited)), Geraldine Hall(Mother (uncredited)), Lois Hall(Girl (uncredited)), Elizabeth Holmes(Mother (uncredited)), Charles Horvath(Member of Fourth Barn Raising Team...), John Indrisano(Member of Third Barn Raising Team...), I. Stanford Jolley(Father (uncredited)), Sheila James Kuehl(Jenny - Dorcas' Sister (uncredited)), Bill Lee(Caleb Pontipee), Jarma Lewis(Lem's Girlfriend (uncredited)), Anna Q. Nilsson(Mrs. Elcott), Betty Noyes(Bride (singing voice) (uncredited)), Phil Rich(Prospector (uncredited)), Ruth Robinson(Mother (uncredited)), George Robotham(Town Suitor (uncredited)), Gene Roth(Tom ('Nobody can cook like...), Russell Saunders(Town Suitor (uncredited)), Dale Van Sickel(Leader of Fourth Barn Raising Team...), Margaret Wells(Mother (uncredited)), Terry Wilson(Town Suitor (uncredited)), Bud Wolfe(Leader of Third Barn Raising Team...), Sheb Wooley(Undetermined Role (uncredited)),|
In 1850, in the Oregon Territory, the provincial farmer Adam Pontipee comes to the town to trade supplies and find a wife. When he meets the strong hard worker Milly working in a bar, he proposes her. Milly has a crush on Adam and marries him, expecting to have her own place with her husband. However, when they arrive in the distant farm, she leans that Adam is the eldest of seven unsophisticated and rude brothers. Milly educates the brothers, teaching them hygiene, good manners and how to win somebody's heart. In the annual town picnic, Milly, Adam and his six brothers go to the party and each of his brothers fall in love for a girl. However, they have to return to the loneliness of their farm. In the winter, Adam reads Plutarch and tells his brothers about "The Rape of the Sabine Women", when the Roman men had abducted wives for themselves from the Sabine families. He travels with his brothers to the town and they kidnap their beloved girls. When they cross a gorge, they provoke a snow avalanche and block the narrow passage. However, Milly keeps the girls in the house and sends Adam and his brothers to the barn. But until the spring, when the passage will be open again, many things happen in the farm with Milly, Adam, his brothers and their "brides".