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The Sound of Music is a 1965 musical film based on the booked The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp.

Maria (Julie Andrews) is a nun who has been called to be a governess for the seven children of the widowed Captain.  The children (Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta, and Gretl) have been known to hostile to previous governesses, but Maria wins them over when she takes them away for a day and teaches them about music and singing.

During this time, the Captain is seeing Baroness Elsa and is set to marry her that summer.  However, she does not get along well with the children and the Captain and Maria's affection for each other cannot be unseen and Elsa eventually leaves the picture.

The Captain is then called back to the serve in the military, but delays this by attending the Salzburg Music Festival where the von Trapp family is performing.  During the closing of this performance, the Captain, his seven children and Maria flee Austria to Switzerland.
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CastJulie Andrews, Anna Lee, Christopher Plummer, Doris Lloyd, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Norma Varden, Gilchrist Stuart, Ben Wright, Portia Nelson, Marni Nixon, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner, Kym Karath, Nicholas Hammond, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr, Heather Menzies, Duane Chase, Daniel Truhitte, Evadne Baker
DirectorRobert Wise
Genre:  Family
Release Date:  April 1, 1965
MPAA Rating:  G
Screen WriterErnest Lehman, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, Maria von Trapp
DVD Release Date:  November 15, 2005
Runtime:  2hrs 54min
Studio:  20th Century Fox
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Quick Tip by . August 24, 2010
Loved this film, and I am not a lover of the musical genre. I was an army brat in Germany when this film debuted and we actually went to Salzburg Austria and saw the Von Trapp family mansion. Great acting by all, the music and score is just superb!!!
Quick Tip by . July 25, 2010
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The Sound of Music is one of the best classic musicals. I never tire of watching it as it nicely incorporates the musical interludes with the storyline.
Quick Tip by . September 25, 2009
Never appreciated this movie when it came out but I find that as I get older I enjoy it more and more.
Quick Tip by . September 24, 2009
A Classic film. The music is everlasting and the story is simple yet wonderful and lovely. Must Watch!
Quick Tip by . September 24, 2009
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A Classic film. The music is everlasting and the story is simple yet wonderful and lovely. Must Watch!
Quick Tip by . August 20, 2009
great music ! I like the covered version sung by Bjork in the movie " dancer in the dark".
review by . December 29, 2008
So while most children were obsessing over Disney movies like Cinderella and The Little Mermaid, I was watching The Sound of Music every weekend. In addition to the Disney movies I should add.    Maria, a nun, is sent to be the governess for all seven children of the vonTrapp family.  They've been known to misbehave and dislike their previous governesses, but Maria wins them over by taking them to the countryside and teaching them about music.    The …
review by . December 01, 2005
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This lovely new 40th Anniversary 2-disc edition of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is a real treat. But, for those in a quandry about buying yet another DVD release of the film (following the "Five Star" 2-disc edition), I say, buy this version but keep the old one too, because it has some great extras that were not ported onto this new edition (more about that later).    THE SOUND OF MUSIC is of course based on the long-running 1959 hit Broadway musical that originally starred Mary Martin. …
review by . December 13, 2005
Most of you know what the movie is about, so we won't rehash that. While the movie sometimes gets a ribbing for it's too sweet of a story, things aren't always rosy as the family encounters the Nazis. Anyway, Twentieth Century Fox "climbed every mountain, followed every rainbow" and created the two-disc 40th Anniversary Edition DVD of the Oscar-winning film South of Music. The cast reunites for the first time in 20 years to celebrate and share memories, old and new.    Julie …
review by . November 06, 2001
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Pros: scenery, music     Cons: some of the story     The Bottom Line: I still highly recommend it, however.           The Oracle says: Richard Haydn has a Bacon number of 2.    Richard Haydn was in Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin, The (1967) with Roddy McDowall    Roddy McDowall was in Big Picture, The (1989) with Kevin Bacon ***      First of all let me say that you could probably …
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