6.5/10
208
6 user 3 critic

Die Trapp-Familie (1956)

A novice nun, Maria, is sent to care for the unruly children of a weathy Baron. The Baron and Maria fall in love, Maria leaves the convent and they marry. Under Maria's guidance the family ... See full summary »

Writers:

, (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Baronin Maria von Trapp
...
Baron von Trapp
...
Prinzessin Yvonne
Josef Meinrad ...
Dr. Wasner
Friedrich Domin ...
Gruber, Bankier
...
Baroness Mathilde
Agnes Windeck ...
Äbtissin
...
Köchin
Liesl Karlstadt ...
Raphaela
Karl Ehmann ...
Diener
...
Petroff
Joseph Offenbach ...
Samish
...
Ellis Island Officer
Michael Ande ...
Werner von Trapp
Knut Mahlke ...
Rupert von Trapp
Edit

Storyline

A novice nun, Maria, is sent to care for the unruly children of a weathy Baron. The Baron and Maria fall in love, Maria leaves the convent and they marry. Under Maria's guidance the family becomes a nationally-acclaimed singing group, but when the Baron is comissioned to join Hitler's army the family flees to the United States where they endeavour to become established as singers once again. Based upon the true story of the Von Trapp family. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Happy, True, and Wonderfully Uplifting Story of the Beautiful Girl Who Left Her Convent To Give Her Love to a Man-And Her Songs to the World...All the More Wonderful Because All of It Is True...!


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 April 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Família Trapp  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

For release in America (in 1961), the film and it's sequel 'Die Trapp Familie in Amerika (1958)' were edited into a single feature film with a run time of 106 mins and dubbed in English. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Altas variedades (1960) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Huge money-making hit of yesteryears
23 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Just when everybody thought that German post-war cinema was on the downward hill financially, along came this warm, often tender, sometimes touching, colorful hit of gargantuan proportions.

Produced on the lavish side, with Germany's top box-office attraction, regal Ruth Leuwerik in the lead, 'Die Trapp Familie' broke all records, second only to 'Schwarzwaldmaedel' as Germany's most popular Heimatfilm and easily became the biggest hit in Miss Leuwerik's chain of successes.

Largely forgotten today, the pic holds up quite well. The story is not too exciting, there's nothing that might offend blue-noses and all takes place against an pastoral background of green meadows and snow-capped mountains.

Ruth Leuwerik does what she can with the wafer-thin part and her warmth and natural beauty prevent the whole thing form being too syrupy.

Interesting sideline: while 'The Sound of Music', a lavish musical version of the same story, broke box-office records in 1965 all over the world, it flopped miserably in Germany and Austria, still faithful to 'Die Trapp Familie'.


18 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

"The IMDb Show": Alan Tudyk, His Top 5 Star Wars Droids, and Denzel's Dream Role

"The IMDb Show" Thanksgiving special: Alan Tudyk ranks his top five droids, we talk with the cast of Roman J. Israel, Esq., and we share our favorite Thanksgiving TV episodes.

Watch the show