This is most certainly a candidate for the best movie musical of all time.
The story is simple enough to follow, but the musical sequences intertwine
between the dramatic scenes with such fluidity that they help to further the
story, rather then bog it down. The actors and dancers are all in top form,
but special mention should go to Tommy Rall and Russ Tamblyn for their
impressive acrobatic stunts which add an extra degree of vibrancy to the
whole production. Howard Keel and Jane Powell work well together and make a
realistic, and pleasant pair. Among the highlights to be seen are Keel's
lively rendition of "Bless Yore Beautiful Hide", Powell's "Goin' Cotin'"
sung with the men, and of course the famous barn raising dance sequence,
which is truly a sight to behold; a visual feast for the eyes. Also worth
noting, and often overlooked, is the "Lament" ("Lonesome Polecat") number
which is done entirely in one take. It is charming, graceful, and extremely
It should also be noted that this silm was shot twice at the same time, once
in CinemaScope and once "flat". The scope version is the one generally shown
on TV and video. If you see this version, see it "letterboxed". However, the
"flat" version is quite unique in its own right, with many of the scenes and
dances reframed and in some instances, offering a better, more full view of
the proceedings. Definitely a not-to-be-missed film, especially for fans of
the musical genre..
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wonderful movie...remember it as a child.
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Great Movie! Lots of comedy and humor with a cute story..
Great Movie, grew up singing and hearing great musicals.
Oldies are better. I've never seen something better!.
i dont normally go for older movies but this one is the shit.
very entertaining movie, nice to watch especialy in winter!.
brilliant film. great music. good old oldie.
its the history
this is only one of the best movies ever, but its all about the history
it, the younger you are when you see it, the better it is, and its still
riotous to anyone, but if you have the memories, you may never want to
without it, its just like that. the songs and dances are great,
the lonely "boys" breaking out into ballet-like routines with a large axe
while singing about this loneliness. you cant' not love it, what with
singing about "when you're in love" then as soon as the song is over he
tells his brother that one woman "is pretty much like the next." its
going to be one of those movies with those catchy songs that i will
absolutely never forget...but in a good way.