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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music(1965)

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Maria had longed to be a nun since she was a young girl, yet when she became old enough discovered that it wasn't at all what she thought. Often in trouble and doing the wrong things, Maria is sent to the house of a retired naval captain, named Captain Von Trapp, to care for his children. Von Trapp was widowed several years before and was left to care for seven 'rowdy' children. The children have run off countless governesses. Maria soon learns that all these children need is a little love to change their attitudes. Maria teaches the children to sing, and through her, music is brought back into the hearts and home of the Von Trapp family. Unknowingly, Maria and Captain Von Trapp are falling helplessly in love, except there are two problems, the Captain is engaged, and Maria is a postulant!

Cast & Crew

Robert Wise Director
Christopher Plummer Captain [Georg] von Trapp
Eleanor Parker The baroness
Richard Haydn Max Detweiler
Peggy Wood Mother Abbess
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  G Premiere Info:  New York opening: 2 Mar 1965
Release Date:  1965 Production Date:  [Todd-AO]
A Robert Wise Production
none available
Color/B&W:  Color (DeLuxe) Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Mono (Westrex Recording System) (35 mm prints), Stereo (some 35 mm prints) Production Co:  Argyle Enterprises, Inc.
Duration(mins):  174 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Best Musical Ever !!

    Jim Miller 2015-03-20

    I'm 74 years old. I saw this movie when it was first released to the theaters in 1965. I've seen it a few times on TV since, and it never gets... MORE>

  • sound of music

    kevin sellers 2015-02-04

    The kind of wholesome family entertainment that makes one root for anarchism MORE>

  • ALL-TIME FAVORITE

    Taylor 2015-01-25

    This has been my favorite movie since I was a child- and my parents gave it to me because it was their favorite as children. This movie is completely... MORE>