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The Sound of Music(1965)

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Brief Synopsis

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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  • The Hills are Alive with Doe--a Deer!

    Delia 2013-12-12

    I own the DVD. Every single time this comes on TV, I tell myself, "You've seen that a zillion times. You're not watching it. AGAIN."... MORE>

  • BEST MOVIE EVER!

    Maria 2012-05-03

    This movie is such a timeless classic for the whole family,I'm seventeen and I've loved it since the very first time I saw it when I was five! It... MORE>

  • unsurpassed

    Oliver 2011-06-23

    "The Sound of Music" is still unsurpassed. And its endless success remains a mystery. It's difficult to say why it had such a magic effect... MORE>