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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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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


Brigadoon (1954)

By Beatrice on Jan 1, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Brigadoon Directed by Vicente Minnelli Written by Alan Jay Lerner 1954/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental This has some nice songs and Minnelli does well with Cinemascope but it didn’t grab me. Americans Tommy Albright (Gene Kelly) and Jeff Douglas (Van Johnson) have com... Read full article


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Quotes from

Jeff Douglas: If there's *anything* I hate... it's *you*!


Tommy Albright: [miserable] Why do you have to *lose* something, to find out what it *really* means?


Jeff Douglas: If they want to disregard two hundred years of human bing-bang, that's their privilege.


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Facts about

The highland backdrops were over 600 feet long, and 60 feet high, and cost $382,280.
Average Shot Length (ASL) = 32 seconds - about three times as long as most films made during the Classical Hollywood era.
Although one of the greatest female dancers in the history of the movie musical, Cyd Charisse singing in films was almost always dubbed, most notably by Carol Richards in Brigadoon.
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