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.

DANIEL and EPHRIAM

Me.

MILLY:

Oh. Well, do y'all live around here?

CALEB:

Not 'round. Just here.

MILLY (disheartened)

Oh...

ADAM:

Well, um... I may as well show you the upstairs..

GIDEON, BENJAMIN and FRANK enter.

BENJAMIN:

Hey Adam, is this the girl?

ADAM (with a sigh)

Boys, this is Milly. MIlly, these are Gideon, Benjamin and Frank.

MILLY:

Well, hello there.

FRANK:

Hey.

MILLY (to Adam)

Please tell me there aren't any more.

ADAM:

Nope, that's it.

MILLY glances around at the boys, frightened just a little.

MILLY (smiling)

Well, you all have very... rather strong names. Bible names, right?

BENJAMIN:

Yeah, that was Ma's idea. Thought it'd be right to bring up good Christian boys. Named us by the alphabet - Adam, Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel, Ephriam and Gideon. How you know who's wo, just know your ABCs.

MILLY:

Well, there's just one name that I don't recognize. Frank, is that from the bible.

FRANK (sheepishly)

Well...

EPHRIAM:

There weren't any F names in the bible, so she named him Frankincense.

CALEB:

'Cause he smelled so sweet.

FRANK pushes EPRHIAM to the ground, the two begin fighting. The other boys laugh and join the fight.

MILLY:

Allright, everyone out! There'll be no fightin' in the kitchen while I'm here, or no dinner for y'all!

BOYS exit hesitantly, MILLY begins cooking. Light's dim to signify time passing, then MILLY rings the dinner bell. Lights normal.

BOYS (minus Adam) run in and scrounge at the food. MILLY looks on in disgust.

MILLY:

Don't you boys know any manners? Ain't you ever said grace?

The boys don't respond, but continue eating. ADAM enters.

MILLY (infuriated)

You don't even know what I'm talking about!

ADAM:

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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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