Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Brigadoon (1954)

Brigadoon (1954). Based on the Broadway musical of the same name by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Cast: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, and Cyd Charisse.

Americans Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas are on a hunting trip in Scotland and become lost in the woods. They find themselves in the little sleepy town of, Brigadoon, that rises out of the mists every hundred years for only a day. Tommy falls in love with, Fiona Campbell.

He is happy to learn that his love for Fiona will make it possible for him to stay in Brigadoon forever. At first he is ready for the commitment, but.. backs down as Brigadoon disappears. Back home in New York City, he can think only of Fiona. He travels back to Scotland. Will he ever find the magical village and be united with Fiona?

Fun Fact: Cyd Charisse said that, of the several films she made with Gene Kelly, this was her favorite.

Gene Kelly's, performance is perfect and Van Johnson steals the show as well. Cyd Charisse was wonderful as Fiona, she made the character seem so believable and was perfect for the part.

1 comment:

  1. After Singing in the rain, Brigadoon is my next favorite Kelly musical. It's awesome.