• Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1990)

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Release Date: October 17th, 1990

DVD Release Date: April 27th, 1999

G |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

During the 1850s, Milly (Jane Powell), a pretty young cook, marries Adam (Howard Keel), a grizzled woodsman, after a brief courtship. When the two return to Adam's farm, Milly is shocked to meet his six ill-mannered brothers, all of whom live in his cabin. She promptly begins teaching the brothers proper behavior, and most importantly, how to court a woman. But after the brothers kidnap six local girls during a town barn-raising, a group of indignant villagers tries to track them down.

Cast: Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Russ Tamblyn, Jeff Richards, Tommy Rall, Marc Platt, Matt Mattox, Jacques d'Amboise

Director: Stanley Donen

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Brother, Marriage, Love interest, Rousing, Father, Heartwarming, Transformation, Lighthearted, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    The New York Times

    A fast, funny and sprightly rustic romp well worth seeing. show more

  • 100
    Emma CochraneEmpire

    Great songs, great set pieces and solid performances in this colourful and infectiously enjoyable musical. show more

  • 70
    Time Out

    Circuitously derived from the tale of the rape of the Sabine women, this rather archly symmetrical movie musical is best seen as a dance-fest, with Michael Kidd's acrobatic, pas d'action choreography well complemented by ex-choreographer Donen's camera. show more

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Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1955)
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay)
Winner Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)
Nominated Cinematography (Color)
Nominated Film Editing