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Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
8.38 /10
Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Jeff Richards
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Directed by: Stanley Donen
Written by: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett from Stephen Vincent's story Sobbin' Women. Songs by Johnny Mercer, Gene de Paul

Released: 1954
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 104

Seven brothers who live in the mountains of Oregon decide to find themselves some brides.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Howard Keel and Jane Powell head a dynamic cast in Hollywood's best danced musical, which also has a serviceable plot and outstanding songs. Adolph Deutsch and Saul Chaplin won Academy Awards for Best Score; also nominated were George Folsey's cinematography and Ralph E. Winters's editing. Michael Kidd's choreography is so spectacular that Stanley Donen's direction went almost unnoticed, but he does a fine job within the studio-set limitations. By this point in his career he had already directed three of the greatest film musicals of all time: this one, On the Town (1949) and Singin' in the Rain (1951), yet he was still only 30 years old.

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