I am currently watching my favorite movie – well musical. And no it’s nothing your probably expecting. No High School Musical or Mulan… not even Wicked. No my favorite movie came out long before those, a little old thing from 1954 called “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”.
That’s right my favorite movie came out 39 years before I was even born, but I love it no less. The songs are just beautiful , the story line is awsome… damn it the whole thing is just amazing. I’m not even sure why I love it so much, but I do. I stumbled upon it a few years ago in the middle of the night and never turned back.
The basic plot of the movie is a little something like this:
On one of his few trips into town per year, backwoodsman Adam Pontipee has a larger shopping list than usual. On his shopping list this time is a wife, not only a beautiful woman, but one that can cook and clean and transform his pigsty of a farm into a real home. Against the odds, he does find one in the form of Millie, the headstrong cook at the local inn. For her, it’s love at first sight.
Upon arriving at Adam’s farm in the Oregon mountains, Millie finds her new lot in life is not only as loving wife, but housemaid to Adam’s six brothers – Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel, Ephraim, Frankinscence/Frank and Gideon – who all live at the farm. The Pontipee’s are rough, tumble and ill mannered as they haven’t been exposed to much in life outside their remote farm. Adam’s new life and a trip into town themselves inspires the six brothers to find wives of their own in six local girls – Alice, Dorcas, Liza, Martha, Ruth and Sarah – . Adam and Millie each have differing views on how best to achieve the brothers’ collective wish. As the six unmarried brothers strive to achieve their goal, Adam may lose his in taking his wife for granted.
The songs are as follows:
- Main Title (Bless Your Beautiful Hide / Wonderful, Wonderful Day) – MGM Studio Orchestra
- Bless Your Beautiful Hide – Adam
- Bless Your Beautiful Hide (Reprise) – Adam
- Wonderful, Wonderful Day – Millie
- When You’re in Love – Millie and Adam
- Goin’ Courtin’ – Millie & Brothers – MGM Studio Orchestra
- Barn-Raising Dance – MGM Studio Orchestra
- Lonesome Polecat – Brothers
- Sobbin’ Women – Adam & Brothers
- Sobbin’ Women (Reprise) – Adam
- June Bride – Brides
- Spring, Spring, Spring – Brothers & Brides
- Goin’ Courtin’ (Reprise) – Millie, Brothers & Brides
- End Credits – MGM Studio Orchestra
If you ever get the chance, watch it, you may not think it, but it’s such a good movie