Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 12, 1954

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (MGM) is a lighthearted musical version of The Rape of the Sabine Women. It is also the liltingest bit of tunesome lollygagging to hit the screen since the same studio brought forth An American in Paris (1951).

The movie Rape, fairly mild compared to Plutarch's version, is based on a short story by Stephen Vincent Benet. Accordingly, the deed is done in Oregon's backwoods rather than in Rome's front yard—and in truth it is not even done.

The seven brothers of the title are the seven redheaded Pontipee...

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