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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Released 1954
Distributor MGM

Sexual politics get the once-over as a family of Oregon mountain men decide to take ’em some wives. Stanley Donen’s slapstick backwoods musical is famed for its knockout choreography by Michael Kidd and proved immensely popular worldwide, leading to no less than five different stage shows (1979-2007), a tv series and even a 1982 Bollywood knockoff.

About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal HouseThe Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In LondonTrading PlacesComing To America, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the recent Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios,  among many other films and television shows. His documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO and won an Emmy for Best Music, Comedy or Variety Special.  He is also the subject of noted film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan’s recent book “John Landis” and his own book “Monsters in the Movies’ was published to critical and popular acclaim in 2012.