Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers .
Adam, Caleb, Daniel. All the others were clean shaven.
yes. Ephraim, Daniel, Frank and Caleb all were married.
Caleb. He also had the shortest blanket.
"Don't know what the birds see in it.". He bedded down in a tree because Milly was mad at him.
She thought he only wanted a maid.. She was already mad before the brothers' rude eating.
Alice. 'I'm sorry, that's all.'-Adam.
'I'd be pleasured if you allow me to escort you back.'-Gideon.
Pa's. Ma's idea were the Bible names!
Carol. Dorcas, Ruth, Liza, Alice, Milly, Sarah and Martha.
Paris, France. Milly was singing the song and she said 'going dancing' and one of the brothers asked 'You mean men are learning how to dance?' And Milly answered 'Yes it came direct from Paris, France.'
Buckets of tears. The brothers were singing 'And the women were sobbin', sobbin', sobbin'....' about the story Adam had told them out of the 'Sobbing Women'
'Mine'. They all answer 'mine' so their fathers would let them marry the brothers.
The Parson. They forgot to get the Parson so that he could marry the brothers to the girls.
Bible. All the brothers were named from men out of the Bible in alphabetical order starting with Adam and Benjamin and ending with Gideon.
1 day. Adam had just met Milly that day and knew she was the girl for him.
Hannah. Both Hagar and Hepsebah were suggested, picking up where the Pontipee parents left off, but Adam wisely chose to stick with Hannah.
|What book supplied the story of "The Sabine Women," which inspires the brothers to kidnap their sweethearts?||Loving the "Seven Brothers"
Plutarch's "Lives". Milly's father left her "Plutarch's 'Lives' and the Bible" when he died. From the Bible she learned not to cast her pearls before swine, and from Plutarch her brothers-in-law learned that kidnapping is an acceptable form of affection.
June. Winter lingers on and on in the mountains. The captive women sing, "April showers will come, so they say. But they don't. And it's May." It's in the next month that they snow finally melts and Milly has her baby.
Dorcas. Dorcas is easily my favorite "Bride." She is played by Julie Newmar, who went on to play Catwoman on the "Batman" t.v. show.
Cinemascope. It was a different form of widescreen. For this reason, please make an effort to see the movie in widescreen if you haven't had a chance! I grew up on the full screen version, and realized I was missing half of the dancing.
1 foot, 4 inches. Howard Keel was 6' 4'', and tiny Jane Powell was 5' even. She tends to be standing on steps when they kiss each other.
Gideon. Frank was a professional broadway dancer, and both Daniel and Ephraim were trained in ballet. However, Russ Tamblyn, who plays Gideon, was a gymnast.
Benjamin. They had to cast people who were under contract with MGM. At the same time, however, MGM was filming "Brigadoon," and most of the dancers under contract were working there. Benjamin is handsome, and can sing, but he can't dance. He's always off screen or hidden behind someone else if he's supposed to be dancing.
"I'd have to finish my chores.". Milly has accepted marriage proposals before, but every time before "a horrible sinking feeling" would hit her and she'd back out. It didn't happen with Adam, so they were married the same day.
|On Millie's first morning in the house, she cooks a bountiful breakfast of eggs, fire potatoes, bacon, biscuits and hot coffee. This meal, however, comes with a price. What does Millie want in exchange for this meal?||Seven Brides for Seven Hunks
The boy's winter underwear. Millie has already stolen the brothers outer clothes, and has them drying on the line. She offers an exchange of a full breakfast for the boy's winter long johns, which she threatens to come in and get herself!
|The "Sobbin" Women" story related to the brothers by Adam is based on a book written by whom? Hint: It's Millie's favorite story, and excerpts of the book are read throughout the movie.||Seven Brides for Seven Hunks
Plutarch. Plutarch's story of the Sabine Women is the foundation for the plan the brothers formulate to bring their women up the mountain. It's from a book Millie was given by her mother, which she saved and brought with her when she married Adam.
Benjamin. The actor that plays Benjamin rarely dances, and will often be at the edge of the scene, just out of the camera's shot for dancing sequences. The rest of the brothers dance up a storm!