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Brigadoon (1954)

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Two Americans on a hunting trip in Scotland become lost. They encounter a small village, not on the map, called Brigadoon, in which people harbor a mysterious secret, and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past.

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Writers:

Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay), Alan Jay Lerner (musical)
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Kelly ... Tommy Albright
Van Johnson ... Jeff Douglas
Cyd Charisse ... Fiona Campbell
Elaine Stewart ... Jane Ashton
Barry Jones ... Mr. Lundie
Hugh Laing ... Harry Beaton
Albert Sharpe Albert Sharpe ... Andrew Campbell
Virginia Bosler Virginia Bosler ... Jean Campbell
Jimmy Thompson Jimmy Thompson ... Charlie Chisholm Dalrymple
Tudor Owen ... Archie Beaton
Owen McGiveney ... Angus
Dee Turnell ... Ann
Dodie Heath Dodie Heath ... Meg Brockie (as Dody Heath)
Eddie Quillan ... Sandy
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Storyline

Americans Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas, on a hunting vacation in Scotland, discover a quaint and beautiful village, Brigadoon. Strangely, the village is not on any map, and soon Tommy and Jeff find out why: Brigadoon is an enchanted place. It appears once every hundred years for one day, then disappears back into the mists of time, to wake up to its next day a century hence. When Tommy falls in love with Fiona, a girl of the village, he realizes that she can never be part of his life back in America. Can he be part of hers in Brigadoon? Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The Great Broadway Stage Musical Hit Is On The Screen! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brigadoon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,352,625 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo | Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Anscocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

"Brigadoon" opened at the Ziegfeld Theater on March 13, 1947, and ran for 581 performances. See more »

Goofs

In response to the Crew/equipment visible during "Almost Like Being In Love" The bushes seen moving next to the pig as Gene Kelly dances by are almost certainly moved into place to cover camera dolly tracks. The camera angles seen during that part of the dance number would have taken the camera right through that area of the set. To guarantee no vibrations are transmitted to the camera, camera dollies run on light tracks that can quickly put down and taken back up for different angles and or different scenes. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Lundie: What happened in Brigadoon was a miracle, and most folks dinna believe in miracles. Miracles require faith, and faith seems to be as dead as...
Jeff Douglas: Mr. Forsythe?
Mr. Lundie: [glances at him] Aye.
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Alternate Versions

A 1.75:1 wide screen version was filmed simultaneously with the 2.55:1 CinemaScope version. It is comprised of alternate takes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Newsroom: The 112th Congress (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Chase
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Sung by men pursuing Hugh Laing
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Charming Musical
17 April 1999 | by harry-76See all my reviews

It is said that both Gene Kelly and Vincent Minnelli were disappointed that MGM finances prevented then from filming "Brigadoon" abroad in more "natural settings." However, the beautiful studio sets to my mind work just fine for the whimsical fantasy being told. It is true that the basic idea of the story is a bit far-fetched, but then that's what fairy tales are all about. If one goes with the plot's broad premise, one can sit back and enjoy a charming Lerner-Loewe score, lovely studio settings and backdrops, pleasant choreography, and fine dancing, highlighted by Kelly's and Cyd Charisse's memorable "Heather on the Hill."


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