Brigadoon Overview:

Brigadoon (1954) was a Fantasy - Musical Film directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by Arthur Freed and Roger Edens.

Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Preston Ames; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Keogh GleasonNominated
Best Costume DesignIrene SharaffNominated
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Brigadoon ( 1954 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 25, 2020 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"If you love someone deeply enough, anything is possible." Aye, 'tis true. Tommy Albright ( Gene Kelly ) learns just how powerful love is when he comes to the enchanted village of Brigadoon and meets his true love Fiona ( Cyd Charisse ). Tommy and his friend Jeff Douglas ( Van Johnson ) come across... Read full article


Musical Monday: Brigadoon (1954)

on Jun 18, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Brigadoon?(1954) ? Musical #... Read full article


Blu-ray Review: Charisse and Kelly in Brigadoon (1954)

By KC on Oct 17, 2017 From Classic Movies

The MGM production of the Learner and Lowe musical Brigadoon (1954) is a mixed bag, overwhelmed by inelegant artifice, but not without its moments of misty magic. Cyd Charisse, Gene Kelly and Van Johnson lead a pleasantly quirky cast, directed by Vincente Minnelli. The film is now available on Blu-r... Read full article


Gene and Cyd miraculously meet in... Brigadoon (1954)

By Michaela on Dec 18, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

If you asked me to name my top twenty list of the most romantic films I've seen, I could say a few of them right off the bat: Notorious, An Affair to Remember, The Thin Man (seriously!), Love Letters, Casablanca... and Brigadoon. I have a feeling most of you would disagree with me on that last one. ... Read full article


Brigadoon (1954)

on Jul 11, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

This week is devoted to actor Van Johnson! Originally published March 16th, 2015. The addition of a wide-screen format can provide a grander sense of scope for particular films. The best example I always use is the phenomenal Todd-AO transfer of Oklahoma!?But, as much as a wider screen allowed for, ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mr. Lundie: Tommy's love has re-awakened Brigadoon] Tommy lad, you! My, my! You must really love her. You woke me up.
[He gestures to Tommy]
Mr. Lundie: Come, lad.
[Tommy slowly crosses the bridge to Mr. Lundie, then looks about him, confused]
Mr. Lundie: You shouldna be too surprised. I told ye... if you love someone deeply enough, anything is possible.
[Tommy stares down the road towards Brigadoon]
Mr. Lundie: Even... *miracles*?


Jeff Douglas: Well, most of my friends who have inferiority complexes are absolutely right. They're *not* as good as everybody else!


[Tommy is concerned about Jeff's drinking]
Tommy Albright: You told me you were going to ease up.
Jeff Douglas: Yeah I know, but I'm a terrible *liar*.


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Facts about

The Breen office wouldn't allow the use of the two songs the Meg Brockie character sang in the stage version, "The Love of My Life" and "My Mother's Wedding Day" as the lyrics were too risqué.
Four of the show's musical numbers - "Come to Me, Bend to Me", "There But For You Go I", "From This Day On", and "The Sword Dance" - were filmed and/or recorded, but eliminated before the film's release. The sound and picture for three of them are included as extras on the Warner DVD release, but only the audio for "There But For You Go I" has been included.
Average Shot Length (ASL) = 32 seconds - about three times as long as most films made during the Classical Hollywood era.
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