Movie Musical Challenge – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Posted August 2, 2016 by Charlotte in Movie Musical Challenge! / 5 Comments

Bookish Whimsey Movie Musical Challenge

For this Movie Musical Challenge I’ve made a list of 15 musicals that I haven’t yet seen and probably ought to have. The challenge is throughout the year and once watched I’ll put my thoughts up on the blog. Today is the turn of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers


So the fifth movie for the challenge is the gorgeous Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell.

 This was a fantastic film to watch and from the start my feet were tapping and I just wanted to sing along. I loved all the music, but my favourite include: Bless Your Beautiful Hide; Sobbin’ Women; June Bride and Spring, Spring, Spring.

But it is not just the music that make this film so good. It is also the dancing. The Barn Raising scene in particular is spectacular as the brothers dance and do acrobatics and balancing acts in an attempt to win over the girls.

When listening to the actual lyrics of the songs they are quite inappropriate. But it doesn’t really matter as you will feel inspired and want to sing along.

An infectious, show-stopper of a film this is one musical the entire family can enjoy.

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5 responses to “Movie Musical Challenge – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

  1. Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy

    I so feel the same – the story can be troublesome if you think about it, but the dancing and singing are infectious and so much fun! And the barn raising dance was just breathtaking!

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