Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Based extremely loosely on the Stephen Vincent Benet story Sobbin' Women," Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is one of the best MGM musicals of the 1950s. Most of the story takes place on an Oregon ranch, maintained by Adam Pontabee… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: July 22, 1954
DVD Release Date: April 27, 1999
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Buoyed by crowd-pleasing tunes and charming performances, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers makes a successful transition from Broadway to screen that's sure to please the whole family.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A profoundly sexist and eminently hummable 1954 CinemaScope musical with some terrific athletic Michael Kidd choreography and some better-than-average direction by Stanley Donen.

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A.H. Weiler
New York Times

Although the powers at M-G-M are deviating from the normal song-and-dance extravaganza in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, it is a gamble that is paying rich rewards.

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Fernando F. Croce

Donen's manipulation of spinning torsos and piston-pumping knees across Cinemascope sprawls is inventive everywhere

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Variety Staff

This is a happy, hand-clapping, foot-stomping country type of musical with all the slickness of a Broadway show.

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The songs are not classic and the cast is exuberant rather than charismatic, but Kidd's energetic choreography triumphs.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Corny as heck.

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out

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.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Thrillingly energetic dances on film.

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Emanuel Levy

Written directly for ther screen, MGM's popular musical benefits immensely from Stanley Donen's deft direction, Michael Kidd's dynamic choreography, and Adolph Deutsch and Saul Chaplin's Oscar-winning score.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
It's great to watch this after so many years, this film is a remindeer to me that my obsession for films started very young and I would watch the same… More
danny d
an absolute classic western/musical featuring archaic but fun characters, great dance and fight choreography, and perfect music for the story. i grew up on… More
Devon Bott
People often think of the 1950s as just a repressed and conservative time in America, overlooking the fact that people were also quite odd and strange back then… More
Leigh Ryan
So very cute and wonderfully musical.
Tim Salmons
It's certainly not the best musical around, but it does have some charm.
Arash Xak
A good musical, It's really really cheesy but that's ok