Um, this musical is utterly charming. I love that it has a western setting (its set in 1850s Oregon), the music is very catchy, and the dancing! There's a particular sequence at a barn party where the brothers are trying to get the attention of the ladies (by the way there's not enough women to go around) so they keep trying to steal them away from the town suitors. The dancing is wonderfully boisterous and athletic (although so not what you would see at the time!) and that whole sequence kind of gave me chills, it was so well done and so exuberant!
The film does have some questionable aspects to the narrative - some sexism and a really weird-for-me kidnapping scene, which plays out sort of like a romp for the brothers, but it is absolutely not okay. Thankfully Jane Powell's character puts the brothers in their place and makes everything right. But it is very strange. It's important though that in the beginning we get a strong sense of the brothers being good guys!