Battle Scenes, But Make Them Sing

If your brood is skeptical of musicals, try selling them on the frontiersman action in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

The titular siblings of 1954’s Seven Brides for Seven Brothers are, from youngest to eldest, Gideon, Frank (short for Frankincense), Ephraim, Daniel, Caleb, Benjamin, and Adam Pontipee, who sets the shaggy but diverting plot in motion when he leaves his brothers behind at…

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