I love Seven Brides for Seven Brothers! I know the misogyny is crazy, but they do try to address it in somewhat of a progressive way. And the songs are gold!
I. love. Seven. Brides. For. Seven. Brothers. I absolutely love it SO MUCH. I agree, the women are still portrayed as strong women - Millie especially - so I personally don’t find a problem with it. and THE SONGS. YES THE SONGS. Michael Kidd did an exceptional job with the choreography. And Tommy Rall. I love Tommy Rall, who plays Frank. I love seeing him and Howard Keel together in Kiss Me Kate, too. Ugh. I love it.
Actually, the first time I ever saw this movie, I saw it on the big screen and Jane Powell spoke beforehand. Let’s just say I have grown to have very high respects for Mrs. Powell since then. I think she’s amazing.