I'm so glad to be getting such positive responses on my daily posts!! I'm taking a brief break from the list of dancers, however, with a continuation of my 100 movies.
#19 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
I thought this choice was appropriate as I'm theming this month, more or less, on wonderful male dancers. What movie could showcase that better than a musical about 7 strapping, singing and dancing backwoodsmen? I love this movie! I don't think I've ever heard of anyone who didn't like this movie (except people who don't like musicals, which is a different matter).
The basic plot is as follows: When Millie (Jane Powell) agrees to marry Adam Pontipee (Howard Keel), she thinks she'll finally have a peaceful and quiet life after years of working in town. What she doesn't know is that Adam has six brothers back home. And when the brothers, Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel, Ephraim, Frank, and Gideon decide they want wives of their own, Millie takes them under her sisterly wing to show them how it's done. The craziness begins, however, when Adam advises his brothers to just kidnap the girls of their choice and be done with it.
Doesn't that sound like fun? If you haven't seen it, you really should. It's fun from start to finish. There's some great dancing, great singing, and great dialogue. I'm really loving the month-long poll I have up. Keep the votes coming! I'm going to add another poll, though, for this movie and it will last a week (maybe two, depending on how many votes I'm getting). The question is, which brother is your favorite?