The plot is indeed quite funny. It involves the oldest of the brothers Adam played by Howard Keel marrying a woman called Milly played by Jane Powell who is just known for only a short time. Milly goes with Adam to live in the woods and discovers a cabin filled with six more brothers. The men all have bad manners and are impolite. Milly teaches them hygiene, manners and how to treat a lady. The hope is that the brothers will also be able to find wives like the eldest brother Adam did.
The brothers end up going into town and getting into a fight. Before they do so they catch the interest of six girls that the townspeople teases them about. The brothers are thrown out of the town. In the end after kidnapping the girls, the townspeople tell them they must have a shotgun wedding.
The soundtrack for “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is truly worth it. It consists of some of the best musical show tunes of that era. Song such as “Bless Your Beautiful Hide,” “Lonesome Polecat,” and “Sobbin' Women” are a delight to hear. Other gems on this soundtrack include "June Bride," "When You're in Love" and “Spring, Spring, Spring.”