Brigadoon

1947 musical with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe
If you believed as much as you thought you believed, you wouldn't be confused.

Brigadoon (1947) was a Broadway musical play written by Alan Jay Lerner (script and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music) which opened March 13, 1947; in 1954 a motion picture version directed by Vincente Minnelli was released. Both play and film are about two American hunters who stumble into a mysterious Scottish village that doesn't appear on any map.


Tommy AlbrightEdit

  • Why do people have to lose things to find out what they really mean?

Jeff DouglasEdit

  • Well, most of my friends who have inferiority complexes are absolutely right. They're NOT as good as everybody else!
  • If they want to disregard two hundred years of human bing-bang, that's their privilege.
  • There's nothing a woman hates more than her fiancee's best friend. He knows all the secrets she's going to spend the rest of her life trying to find out.
  • If you scratch the surface of any woman, she'll like it!

Mr. LundieEdit

  • It's the hardest thing in the world to give everything. Though it's usually the only way to get everything.
  • I told you if you love someone deeply enough anything is possible. Even... miracles.

Andrew McLarrenEdit

  • You'll never find peace by hating, lad! It only shuts ye off more from the world! And this town is only a cursed place, if ye make it so! To the rest of us, 'tis a blessed place!"

DialogueEdit

Jeff Douglas: Frank, put it on the bill.
Bartender (Frank): The bill, sir, is very high.
Jeff Douglas: So am I!

Tommy Albright: [in a crowded bar] It's hot in here.
Jeff Douglas: It's not the heat, it's the humanity.

Meg Brockie: I'm highly attracted to ye. Why, when I look at ye, I feel wee tadpoles jumping in my spine.
Jeff Douglas: That's about as repulsive an idea as I've heard in years!

Jeff Douglas: Can you think of one good reason why I, a strange man, should be interested in proposing to you, a mighty strange woman, and at this hour of the day?
Meg Brockie: Because you're a lad and I'm a lass!
Jeff Douglas: Well, with that philosophy you must have had a provacative career!

Mr. Lundie: They were indeed horrible, destructive women. I dinna suppose you have such women in your country?
Tommy Albright: Witches?
Jeff Douglas: Oh, we have 'em. We pronounce it differently.

Quotes about BrigadoonEdit

CastEdit

Van Johnson - Jeff Douglas
Gene Kelly - Tommy Albright
Cyd Charisse - Fiona Mamabell
Barry Jones - Mr. Lundie
Dodie Heath - Meg Brackie

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