Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Adam Pontipee (Howard Keel) is one of seven brothers, all of whom are looking for wives. Adam heads into town to find a lady, and convinces one named Milly (Jane Powell) to marry him that exact day. After Milly readily accepts his proposal and the two get hitched, they head back to the backwoods home where Adam’s six brothers also live — six brothers that … Continue reading Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Favorite films of Stanley Donen

Happy 89th birthday to one of my favorite directors and choreographers of the classic era, Stanley Donen! The following are a few of my favorites from his filmography, listed chronologically because I love them all equally. On the Town I’ve mentioned on more than one occasion that On the Town is my favorite musical of all time. Few films of any genre have packed so … Continue reading Favorite films of Stanley Donen

The Grass is Greener (1960)

Victor (Cary Grant) and Hilary Rhyall (Deborah Kerr) are well-bred English folk who live in a huge estate. Unfortunately, they’ve fallen into a bit of a financial crisis, leading them to open the historic home up to the public for tours. Though their home is, in essence, a museum, the Rhyalls are doing okay. They keep some of the rooms marked private so they can … Continue reading The Grass is Greener (1960)

Royal Wedding (1951)

Tom (Fred Astaire) and Ellen Bowen (Jane Powell) are a singing, dancing brother-sister stage duo. When their show in New York City closes, their agent books them in London, where preparations are being made for Elizabeth II’s quickly approaching Royal Wedding. On the ship to England, Ellen meets and falls for Lord John Brindle (Peter Lawford), who seems to be her perfect match. But Tom … Continue reading Royal Wedding (1951)