When the eldest of seven Oregon frontier brothers announces his marriage plans, the others follow his advice and kidnap six beautiful women of their own. It's a rollicking musical delight as the brothers compete for the women's affections with raucous song and dance. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Screenplay, it won an Oscar for its outstanding musical score. Starring Howard Keel (KISS ME KATE, TV's "Dallas"), Jane Powell (ROYAL WEDDING), Oscar-nominee Russ Tamblyn (PEYTON PLACE) and the original "Catwoman," Julie Newmar (TV's "Batman"). Directed by Stanley Donen (SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, DAMN YANKEES).
Won: Best Music - Scoring of a Musical Picture, 1955 Academy Awards; Best Written American Musical, 1955 WGA Awards
Nominated: Best Picture, Best Writing - Screenplay, Best Cinematography - Color, Best Film Editing, 1955 Academy Awards
Thrillingly energetic dances on film. -- Neil Minow, COMMONSENSEMEDIA.ORG