Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Russ Tamblyn

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Seven Brides for Seven Brother is a fun-to-watch, amusing film, with a touch of heartfelt romance. The film starts out with the main male character in search of a wife to take care of him and his six brothers. He goes to town and convinces a girl named Milly to marry him that same day. He brings her back, and she sets to civilizing the bunch. They in turn each want wives of their own, and so Adam suggests that they go kidnap them. They do, and remove all pathways of escape. The women are then stuck to stay for the winter. The boys don't put forth any farther advances, well, at least not directly. Throughtout the winter, the women become more fond of the men, and later leads to a romance scene.
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    The film has quite well-performed dance numbers. The signifying reason for that is that many of the actors, and actresses in the film are actually professional dancers. With the superb dancing, the plot, and the music, this well-made, and well-appreciated movie continues its popularity even half a century after its making.

The review of this Movie prepared by Sarah Taylor

Millie is a strong small town woman who wants love. Adam is a farm man who needs a strong wife to take care of his six brothers and himself. He finds her at a local restaurant and it is love at first sight. After their spur of the moment marriage they travel back to Adam's farm together where Millie is shocked to find 6 other men that she will need to care for. This move portrays the trials and tribulations the family goes through when Millie teaches the boys the civilized way of living and they teach Millie that not all aspects of life need to be perfectly structured.
The review of this Movie prepared by Hannah Rongish

Jane Powell plays Millie, the bride of Adam Pontipee (Keel). But when she agrees to marry him, it is in ignorance of the fact that he actually lives with his six uncivilized brothers. It is up to her to make them decent and find them wives- but Adam is not at all sure about his new wife's lessons and has his own ideas about how to help them.
The review of this Movie prepared by Megan

This movie took place in the times of 1930's-1950's. In this movie Adam Goes to town looking for a wife and he finds Millie the town cook. Millie is excited to have a husband or in her words just one man to cook for, but to her surprise, when she gets to her new home, she finds that Adam has 6 brothers that she now has to cook & clean for. Later she teaches Adam's 6 brothers how to use manners and also how to court girls.
The review of this Movie prepared by Sarah

In a family of sevem brothers who live in Oregon territory in 1850, the eldest, Adam goes to town to find a wife. There he finds Milly. It is love at first site. Once back at her new home, she finds six other brothers to deal with. She cleans them up and teaches them manners and how to "court a girl to get her".
At the town barn raising, the six single brothers find girls of their own. The townfolk don't like them, so with Adam's inspiring story of "Sobbin' Women", they go into town and kidnap the girls and take them back to their ranch, starting an avalanche.
The girls eventually fall in love with them and in the spring, there is one big group shotgun wedding when the snow melts and their fathers come to the rescue.
I have seen this musical about 30 times and I never tire of it. The singing and dancing are amazing! The movie is as fresh and entertaining as it was when it was first released.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jennifer

Seven brothers in the backwoods of 19th century Oregon realize what they've been missing when the oldest one of them gets himself a wife. In a comical story of love and how to get it, Jane Powell and Howard Keel teach us all a great lesson. Much song and acrobatics - most enjoyable!
The review of this Movie prepared by Rebecca

It's the Oregon frontier and newly-weds Jane Powell and Howard Keel have more than just songs in their hearts! Powell “inherits” Keel's six brothers and sets about to refine them, to give them the manners they need to court and to win their own wives. These brothers, of course, are more than just “lonely ole polecats,” as they fall into the spirit of the exercise. And in no time they are courting a delicously beautiful ensemble of six sisters. This rollicking musical is a joy to behold (and who can top the famous barn-raising dance and choreography scene, certainly one of Hollywood's greatest dance achievements). Filmed in 1954, it lacks some of the sophistication that more modern films sport, but for acting and dancing, it holds its own.

The review of this Movie prepared by Bill Hobbs

Script Analysis of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   matchmaker help from adults

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Midwest Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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