Seven Brides for Seven Brothers script
Synopsis: During the 1850s, Milly (Jane Powell), a pretty young cook, marries Adam (Howard Keel), a grizzled woodsman, after a brief courtship. When the two return to Adam's farm, Milly is shocked to meet his six ill-mannered brothers, all of whom live in his cabin. She promptly begins teaching the brothers proper behavior, and most importantly, how to court a woman. But after the brothers kidnap six local girls during a town barn-raising, a group of indignant villagers tries to track them down.

ALICE:

Well, I think it's lovely. Love at first sight...

ADAM:

(chuckles) You ought to meet Gideon.

MILLY:

Who?

ADAM:

Oh, erm... never mind.

REVEREND:

Oh well then, let's get on with it. Take hands, and repeat after me. I, Adam Pontipee...

ADAM:

I, Adam Pontipee...

REVEREND:

Take this woman...

ADAM:

Take this woman...

REVEREND:

To be my lawful wedded wife in the sight of God.

ADAM nods, and smiles at Milly. Scene ends, all exit.

- - -

Scene III

In the Pontipee house. MILLY and ADAM enter through the door. Milly hangs her hand on the nail; Adam flops his on the table.

ADAM:

So erm... this is the kitchen.

MILLY:

This place is... beautiful.

ADAM:

Could use a bit of cleanup, but otherwise it's a nice place.

MILLY:

You know, my whole life - well, when I worked in the inn, I dreamed of cooking and cleaning for just one man.

ADAM:

Well...

MILLY:

Oh, but it would be so nice here. Just the two of us... well, perhaps not for long.

SONG 2:
"WONDERFUL DAY"

Just the first verse, chorus and bridge. Milly glances at Adam, who seems uneasy about the whole thing.

ADAM:

Milly, there's something I should probably tell you...

CALEB enters.

CALEB (loudly)

Hey Adam! I saw the buggy out front; what'cha get?

(sees Milly)

ADAM:

Milly, this is my brother Caleb. Caleb, this is my wife Milly.

CALEB:

Your wife? Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle!

(yells) Hey Dan, he did it, he got married!

EPHRIAM and DANIEL enter, running.

ADAM:

Um, my brothers Dan and Ephriam.

MILLY:

Which one is Ephraim and which is Daniel?

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Albert Hackett

Albert Maurice Hackett (February 16, 1900 – March 16, 1995) was an American dramatist and screenwriter most noted for his collaborations with his partner and wife Frances Goodrich. more…

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