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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 Albright

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

Jeff Douglas

  • 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. Lundie

  • 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 McLarren

  • 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!"


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 Brigadoon



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