HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » The DU Lounge (Forum) » Here Come The Brides. New...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Sun Aug 5, 2012, 04:25 AM

Here Come The Brides. New movie to be released next year? [View all]

Last edited Sun Aug 5, 2012, 06:59 PM - Edit history (1)

First a history lesson.
Seattle in the late 1800s was booming, but marriagable women were on short supply. There was a supply of....let's call them 'less than marriagable' single women, "seamstresseses" was the polite term used for them back then. So wealthy pioneer Asa Mercer did attempt to bring suitable young ladies to the area for purposes of anchoring the men here.

Many of the men were indeed transient, Seattle being the Northern kickoff point for the Alaska Gold Rush and the loggers came to town only to spend money on booze and getting their clothes mended.... then back up into the hills they went.

Fast forward to the late 1960s, where loosely based on Asa Mercer's plan to import marriagable women, the television show Here Comes The Brides airs. The story revolves around a plot by Jason Boldt to import 100 marriagable women to the logging town Seattle in order to keep his crew of loggers from deserting the area.

Regarding the movie, I stumbled across this small reference in Wiki to the movie slated to come out next year and nothing else:

"In June 2011 Big Valley films and Panther Entertainment expressed an interest in producing a big budget, full length motion picture based on the series, scheduled for a 2013 release date. The film version of the series would be completely recast and is contingent on the success or failure of the 2011 film remake of the 1960's TV series The Big Valley. "

The series itself only lasted two seasons,1969 and '70 and for those of us old enough to remember it, it is all but forgotten.

While doing the research and watching this piece, I couldn't help but reflect on my worldview from back then. There was never a doubt in my mind that America was growing-that it's 'greatness' would grow well past my lifetime. We were that "beautiful child, growing up green and wild, full of hopes and full of fears, full of laughter full of tears, full of dreams to last the years."

Here then is a clip to the original, with theme music. No, it is not the actual theme song but instead the lengthier version as sung by Bobby Sherman who played the youngest of the Boldt brothers, known for his stammer and his shyness. It includes many vignettes of the series.

http://m.

13 replies, 3536 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 13 replies Author Time Post
Reply Here Come The Brides. New movie to be released next year? [View all]
chknltl Aug 2012 OP
RebelOne Aug 2012 #1
chknltl Aug 2012 #2
RebelOne Aug 2012 #3
chknltl Aug 2012 #4
RebelOne Aug 2012 #6
chknltl Aug 2012 #8
rurallib Aug 2012 #5
chknltl Aug 2012 #7
frogmarch Aug 2012 #9
chknltl Aug 2012 #10
frogmarch Aug 2012 #11
chknltl Aug 2012 #12
Still Blue in PDX Aug 2012 #13