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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (22-Jul-1954)

Director: Stanley Donen

Writers: Albert Hackett; Frances Goodrich; Dorothy Kingsley

From story: The Sobbin' Women by Stephen Vincent Benét

Producer: Jack Cummings

Keywords: Musical, Wedding

Adam, eldest of the Pontipee Brothers, brings his bride Milly back to the family cabin, where to her shock she finds six other unkempt, poor-mannered brothers. Rather than face life as "a cook, a washerwoman, a hired girl", Milly sets about improving the marriageability of the remaining 6. At the town picnic things look more promising, but townsmen chase the brothers back whence they came. Adam relates to his siblings his recent reading of Plutarch, The Rape of the Sabine Women; they hatch a plan to kidnap the necessary brides. Delightful musical with excellent dance numbers; received an Oscar for Best Score and four other nominations including Best Screenplay and Best Picture.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jacques d'Amboise
28-Jul-1934   Founder of the National Dance Institute
Virginia Gibson
9-Apr-1928 25-Apr-2013 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Howard Keel
13-Apr-1919 7-Nov-2004 Clayton Farlow on Dallas
Ruta Lee
30-May-1935   Former hostess, High Rollers
Matt Moore
8-Jan-1888 20-Jan-1960 Irish-American character actor
Julie Newmar
16-Aug-1933   The first Catwoman
Jane Powell
1-Apr-1929   Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Russell Simpson
17-Jun-1880 12-Dec-1959 The Grapes of Wrath
Russ Tamblyn
30-Dec-1934   Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Ian Wolfe
4-Nov-1896 23-Jan-1992 Bedlam


Jane Powell   ...   Milly (bride)
Howard Keel   ...   Adam Pontipee (brother)
Jeff Richards   ...   Benjamin Pontipee (brother)
Russ Tamblyn   ...   Gideon Pontipee (brother)
Tommy Rall   ...   Frank Pontipee (brother)
Howard Petrie   ...   Pete Perkins
Virginia Gibson   ...   Liza (bride)
Ian Wolfe   ...   Rev. Elcott
Marc Platt   ...   Daniel Pontipee (brother)
Matt Mattox   ...   Caleb Pontipee (brother)
Jacques d'Amboise   ...   Ephraim Pontipee (brother)
Julie Newmar   ...   Dorcas (bride)
Nancy Kilgas   ...   Alice (bride)
Betty Carr   ...   Sarah (bride)
Ruta Lee   ...   Ruth (bride)
Norma Doggett   ...   Martha (bride)
Earl Barton   ...   Harry
Dante DiPaolo   ...   Matt
Kelly Brown   ...   Carl
Matt Moore   ...   Ruth's Uncle
Dick Rich   ...   Dorcas' Father
Marjorie Wood   ...   Mrs. Bixby
Russell Simpson   ...   Mr. Bixby


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