Brigadoon

Brigadoon

Director: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse

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Overview

Brigadoon

Reportedly, Vincente Minnelli turned down the opportunity to film Brigadoon on location in Scotland, insisting that MGM's studio mockups looked more Scottish than the genuine article. This lavish adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe Broadway musical stars Gene Kelly as an American tourist who stumbles upon an enchanted Scottish village. Every 100 years, the people of Brigadoon awaken for a 24-hour-period, then go back to sleep for another century, while Brigadoon itself vanishes in the mists. Kelly falls in love with village lass Cyd Charisse, while his hard-drinking pal Van Johnson dismisses the legend--and indeed the existence-of Brigadoon as a result of delirium tremens. Charisse's betrothed Hugh Laing, upset by Kelly's intervention, threatens to leave Brigadoon, an act that will spell doom for its residents. When this crisis has passed, Kelly is persuaded against his better judgment to escape Brigadoon himself and return to his own fiancee (Elaine Stewart) in New York. But the love between Kelly and Charisse results in a miraculous finale. Most of the Lerner-Loewe score remains intact, including the hit songs ""Almost Like Being in Love"," ""Heather on the Hill"," and ""Come to Me Bend to Me"."

Product Details

Release Date: 03/15/2005
UPC: 0012569672390
Original Release: 1954
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 6,291

Special Features

Closed Caption; New Digital 16x9 transfer (2.55:1); Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; 3 outtake musical numbers: Come to Me, Bend to Me, From This Day On and Sword Dance; Audio outtake There But for You Go I; Theatrical trailer; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English, Français & Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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 Andrew Campbell
Virginia Bosier Jean Campbell
Jimmy Thompson Charlie Crisholm Dalrymple
Tudor Owen Archie Beaton
Owen McGiveney Angus
Dee Turnell Ann
Dody Heath Meg Brockle
Eddie Quillan Sandy
Madge Blake Mrs. McIntosh
George Chakiris Dancer
Warren MacGregor Tinker
Stuart Whitman New York Club Patron

Technical Credits
Vincente Minnelli Director
Albert Akst Editor
Preston Ames Art Director
Arthur Freed Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Keogh Gleason Set Decoration/Design
Johnny Green Musical Direction/Supervision
Gene Kelly Choreography
Alan Jay Lerner Songwriter,Screenwriter
Frederick Loewe Score Composer
Bob Mackie Costumes/Costume Designer
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematographer
Irene Sharaff Costumes/Costume Designer
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Credits [1:27]
2. Once in the Highlands; Brigadoon [2:53]
3. Down on MacConnachy Square [3:21]
4. Two Lost Hunters [3:28]
5. Waitin' for My Dearie [6:48]
6. Boundaries [1:58]
7. Meeting the Townfolk [4:45]
8. I'll Go Home With Bonnie Jean [6:13]
9. Winning Lads [5:36]
10. The Heather on the Hill (Song). [3:15]
11. The Heather on the Hill (Dance). [3:34]
12. Imperfect Matches [5:56]
13. What's Going On? [1:31]
14. Almost Like Being in Love [4:40]
15. Finding the Bible [4:02]
16. Story of Brigadoon [8:57]
17. The Entrance of the Clans [2:58]
18. Wedding Vows [2:26]
19. Wedding Dance [3:38]
20. The Chase [6:31]
21. The Heather on the Hill (II). [4:43]
22. Horrible Fairy Tale [2:47]
23. End of Our Day [2:37]
24. Manhattan Madness [2:29]
25. Fascinating Company [2:28]
26. Calling it Off [3:50]
27. Brigadoon Reprise [4:22]
28. Cast List [:34]

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Brigadoon 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Stampcrafter More than 1 year ago
This was always one of my favorites. I bought this to replace a damaged VHS tape. Wonderful musical love story! I highly recommend it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my all time favorites! I'm usually not one for seeing a movie more than once, but this one I can see over & over. The bagpipe music just gets inside you and the dancing is dreamy and exhilerating. Just love Gene Kelly's dancing & the way he looks at a woman he loves...huba!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Brigadoon the play, but the Hollywood version leaves out several good songs to allow Gene Kelly more dancing time. This, in my opinion, detracts from the play more than it ads - especially since little of the dancing has a Scottish air.