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  • 1954
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 6.7  (9,227)
  • 49

Brigadoon is a classic musical film released in 1954 directed by Vincente Minnelli, based on the stage musical of the same name by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. The film stars Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, and Cyd Charisse, and is set in the mystical Scottish village of Brigadoon. The story follows Tommy Albright (Gene Kelly) and Jeff Douglas (Van Johnson), two American tourists who are lost while hiking in the Scottish countryside. As they stumble upon the seemingly deserted village of Brigadoon, they are met with suspicion and hostility from the few inhabitants they encounter. They soon learn that Brigadoon appears only once every 100 years, and that the villagers are wary of outsiders who might disrupt their magical world.

As Tommy and Jeff explore the village, they meet Fiona Campbell (Cyd Charisse), a beautiful young woman who quickly catches Tommy's eye. Tommy learns that Fiona is set to marry a man from the village that day, and he becomes determined to find a way to stay in Brigadoon and be with her. However, the spell that keeps Brigadoon hidden from the outside world requires that anyone who leaves the village will cause it to disappear forever.

The musical numbers in Brigadoon are plentiful and memorable, from the lively opening song and dance sequence "Brigadoon" to the romantic duets between Tommy and Fiona such as "Almost Like Being in Love" and "There But For You Go I". Gene Kelly's choreography throughout the film is stunning, particularly in the energetic "Sword Dance" number that showcases his impressive athleticism.

The film's stunning visuals also add to its enchanting atmosphere, with lush countryside landscapes and intricate set designs depicting the quaint village. The costumes are also noteworthy, with Fiona's flowing dresses and Scottish kilts adding to the film's romanticized depiction of Scottish culture.

Brigadoon is ultimately a whimsical and heartfelt romantic musical that explores the themes of love, sacrifice, and the allure of a magical world. The performances by Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, and Cyd Charisse are endearing and showcase their impressive talents as dancers and actors. The film's score, composed by Lerner and Loewe, features several memorable tunes that have become classics of the musical genre.

Overall, Brigadoon is a timeless classic that continues to captivate audiences with its magical charm and enchanting story. It is a must-see for fans of musical films and anyone looking for a romantic and uplifting story.

Brigadoon is a 1954 music movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 48 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 49.

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