VCRTracking March 18, 2017 Share March 18, 2017 (edited) The thing that redeems Seven Brides For Seven Brothers for me is that no matter the successful end result of his idea, Adam clearly is shown to be wrong the whole time. What he and he his brothers did was incredibly stupid and terrible and Millie tells him so. She angrily sends him packing off in a cabin and his brothers in the barn while the girls sleep in the house the whole winter. The thing I like most about the movie is Millie doesn't back down from Adam or take any of his shit: Quote Do you think those girls would marry them now? You think because you got a wife so easily...because I didn't make you court me, that that's all there is to it? I said yes because I fell in love with you the first time I saw you. And I thought it was the same with you too. You think a wife is just to cook and clean. You got no understanding, you got no feelings! How could you do a thing like this? When I think of these girls, sick with fright...and their families crazed with worry, and...I can't abide to look at you! After Millie gives birth to a baby girl and the youngest brother(Russ Tamblyn) goes to tell Adam and he's too pigheaded to apologize to her: Quote You're my eldest brother. And I've always looked up to you, tried to ape you...but today I'm ashamed for you. I know you can lick me, lick the tar out of me...but I wouldn't be a man unless I showed you how I felt. And Adam comes back after FINALLY realizing what a jerk he's been and to take the girls back after the pass clears: Quote I got to thinking up there in the mountains...thinking about the baby...about how I'd feel if somebody sneaked in and carried her off. I'd string him up the nearest tree...shoot him down like I would a thieving fox. It's definitely a movie that could only be made in the 50s but I also like that it's movie made in the 50s where boys are shown to be depressed because of lovesickness(the "Lonesome Polecat" number) and that girls can be horny(everything that comes out of Julie Newmar's mouth)! Edited March 20, 2017 by VCRTracking 10 Link to comment
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