Wednesday, May 19, 2010

favorite musicals {Seven Brides for Seven Brothers}

This is an all-time favorite of mine.
I've seen it SO many times.
And I can still sit down and watch it, and love it.

I love Howard Keel.
I love that the brothers are named alphabetically from the Bible:
Adam, Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel, Ephraim, Frank(incense), Gideon.
I love the scene when Gideon is trying to lure Alice outside and meows like a cat.
I love the dance right before they raise the barn.

If you haven't seen it, you are missing out. :)

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 1954
starring: Howard Keel, Jane Powell
favorite songs: Bless Your Beautiful Hide, Goin' Courtin', Lonesome Polecat, Sobbin' Women
did you know? Jeff Richards (Benjamin) was a former professional baseball star. Julie Newmar (Dorcas; Benjamin's bride) went on to play Catwoman in the 1960's TV version of Batman.

Have you seen Seven Brides for Seven Brothers? What did you enjoy the most about it?

I found information about this movie on Wikipedia.


Valerie said...

one of my FAVORITE all-time musicals. I actually rented it a few months ago and made my husband watch it.

Love love LOVE it!

Rebecca @ Piggy Bank Dating said...

I love it too! Especially when the guys kidnap all the girls. I haven't it seen it in a couple years, so I may have to rent it soon! Never burn the soundtrack onto your iPod, though. It will get old really fast on shuffle!

On an un-related, but ruffled note: I'm having a Gussy giveaway on my blog if you'd like to enter! :-) Everyone loves Gussy!

Anonymous said...

What a great musical!

I was in 7 Brides back when I was in High School so it brings back a lot of great memories :)

Jessica said...

I LOVE THIS MOVIE :) I've seen it hundreds of times too! Love the classics, they just don't make movies like this anymore.

Sandy a la Mode said...

LOVE your new blog layout! the colors are sooo fun and bold, woohoo!! i haven't seen that movie before, but now i want to!!

Natalie Jane said...

What do I like the most? Benjamin. So hot. Even though he never dances and stands off to the side in all the fight scenes.

"Oh they say when you marry in June....."

The Bama Gardener said...

I love love love this movie! It is my favorite, and though my husband may not admit it, his favorite musical. He is a big broad shouldered red-headed guy who wants to be a backwoodsman so bad :) i love it.

Carissa Mason said...

LOVE this movie! and Oklahoma and Chicago and Sound of Music and West Side Story and...*sigh* nothing like good old musicals to make you happy!
I'm you're newest follower by the way!

Elisabeth said...

AAHHH! Yes it is the best! Makes me luagh all the time. Love the new layout super cute. LY!