8/19/2017 | Harry S Truman State Park | Warsaw, MO
Come out to the park to see " Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” This movie is one of the best MGM musicals of the 1950s. Most of the story takes place on an Oregon ranch, maintained by Adam Pontabee (Howard Keel) and his six brothers. When Adam brings home his new bride Milly (Jane Powell), she is appalled at the brothers' slovenliness and sets about turning these unwashed louts into immaculate gentlemen. Yearning to become husbands like their big brother, they ask Adam for advice. Alas, he has been reading a book about the abduction of the Sabine Women (or, as he puts it, the Sobbin' Women); and, in order to claim their gals, Adam explains, the boys must kidnap them--which they do, after blocking off all avenues of escape. Come the spring thaw, the angry townsfolk come charging up the mountain, demanding the return of the stolen girls (who, by this time, have "tamed" their men). A happy ending is ultimately had by all in this delightful if politically incorrect concoction.
A Bugs Bunny cartoon will be played before the feature for the little kids. Popcorn, lemonade and Koolaid will be available. This free movie will be shown in the park's amphitheater.
Movie time: 8:30 p.m.