Directed by Vincente Minnelli • 1954 • United States
Starring Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse
Vincente Minnelli’s sublime adaptation of the classic Lerner and Loewe musical stars Gene Kelly as Tommy Albright, a New York office worker who, while on vacation in the Scottish Highlands, stumbles upon the mythic town of Brigadoon, an enchanted village that only appears for one day every one hundred years. When he falls in love with a local lass (Cyd Charisse), Tommy finds himself torn between reality and this newly discovered dream world. Graced with painterly visuals and lilting tunes (including the swooning “Almost Like Being in Love”), BRIGADOON is an enchantingly poignant expression of Minnelli’s most resonant theme: the allure of imaginative fantasy as an escape from everyday life.