Action / Fantasy / Musical / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh86%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright71%
IMDb Rating6.8108564


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Gene Kelly Photo
Gene Kelly as Tommy Albright
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George Chakiris as Specialty Dancer
Cyd Charisse Photo
Cyd Charisse as Fiona Campbell
Eddie Quillan Photo
Eddie Quillan as Sandy
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869.4 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 48 min
P/S 1 / 3
1.6 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 48 min
P/S 0 / 8

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MartinHafer8 / 10

It grows on you....

The story is one that is very fanciful and enjoyable. Two incongruous friends, Tommy and Jeff (Gene Kelly and Van Johnson) are hunting in Scotland when they come upon a town not on any map. Brigadoon is a lovely village but it soon becomes obvious it's a town out of time. Actually, it's a magical town that is stuck in the 18th century and it appears and then disappears every 100 years--which is a serious problem as Tommy has fallen in love with one of the residents (Cyd Charisse).

I liked this film quite a bit, though it did have two flaws. The sound stage was too often an obvious sound stage--with obviously painted mountains as a backdrop. Also, I think it might have benefited if they'd made Jeff less of a completely cynical jerk. It was odd seeing a nice-guy actor like Van Johnson playing a nasty little alcoholic and they part could have been better without the crabby aspects of the character. However, the music is lovely, the story sweet and there is still a lot to admire in this film.

I happened to watch the 1966 made for TV version of "Brigadoon" a week ago--and I enjoyed it enough that I sought out the original theatrical version from 1954. Both, naturally, are very similar though there are a few differences. First, because Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse were in this Hollywood production, naturally there would be more dancing than singing. Second, oddly, the story of how Brigadoon came to be was changed for the 1954 version. I have no idea why. And, finally, the 1954 version was made to look like a typical Hollywood production that was, as I mentioned above, made in a sound stage--and the 1966 version had a few actual outdoor scenes and much of the rest looked like it was on a theater stage. Both are very watchable, though I prefer the 1954 film. If you would like to see the 1966 version (starring Robert Goulet),it is available to watch free at

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird8 / 10

Charming and underrated

Brigadoon is not the best movie musical I've seen, nor is it the worst. In fact, while the closing scene is a little abrupt, Brigadoon is a charming and underrated musical, and I confess I have not seen the stage musical. The score is wonderful and the songs are magnificent especially the enchanting The Heather on the Hill. The choreography is very attractive, especially when performed by such pros meaning Gene Kelly and Cyd Charise, the costumes and sets are imaginative and the CinemaScope is very effective and enhances the choreography even further, while the story adeptly blends charm, tragedy and humour. The cast gives the film even more heart than it has, Gene Kelly(Xanadu is his worst film, not this as I have seen cited by some people not on this site),Van Johnson and Cyd Charise are all wonderful. In conclusion, I liked Brigadoon a lot. 8/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by claudio_carvalho7 / 10

When You Love Someone, Everything Is Possible, Even a Miracle

The New Yorkers Tommy Albright (Gene Kelly) and Jeff Douglas (Van Johnson) travel in a hunting trip to the highlands of Scotland. Tommy and Jeff are best friends and Tommy is taking a break from his engagement with his fiancée Jane Ashton (Elaine Stewart).

Tommy and Jeff get lost on the hills and out of the blue, they see a small town that is out of the map. When they arrive in town, Tommy meets the local Fiona Campbell (Cyd Charisse) and they learn that the place is called Brigadoon. Further, it is the wedding day of her younger sister and they are invited to stay to the party. Meanwhile Tommy and Fiona fall in love with each other.

Later Tommy and the skeptical Jeff discover that a local preacher had prayed to God on the Eighteenth Century asking for a miracle to protect Brigadoon from witches that lived in Scotland. From that day on, when the locals go to sleep in the night, they wake up 100 years later. However, if a dweller leaves Brigadoon, the town and the citizens would all disappear forever. But an outsider could stay forever in Brigadoon provided he or she loves someone in the enchanted town.

"Brigadoon" is a fairy tale that combines "Lost Horizon" with "The Sleeping Beauty". The plot is silly and the songs are dated, but the romantic story and Cyd Charisse are delightful and the final message ("when you love someone, everything is possible, even a miracle") is very beautiful. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Lenda dos Beijos Perdidos" ("The Legend of the Lost Kisses")

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