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The Sound of Music -- A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to a Naval officer widower. Promotional trailer that also offers scenes of State Fair (1962)and Oklahoma! (1955).

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Director:
Writers:
George Hurdalek (with the partial use of ideas by)
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Release Date:
29 March 1965 (UK) See more »
Tagline:
RADIANCE THAT FLOODS THE SCREEN...AND WARMS THE HEART! See more »
Plot:
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 5 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julie Andrews ... Maria

Christopher Plummer ... Captain Von Trapp

Eleanor Parker ... The Baroness

Richard Haydn ... Max Detweiler

Peggy Wood ... Mother Abbess

Charmian Carr ... Liesl

Heather Menzies-Urich ... Louisa (as Heather Menzies)

Nicholas Hammond ... Friedrich

Duane Chase ... Kurt

Angela Cartwright ... Brigitta

Debbie Turner ... Marta

Kym Karath ... Gretl

Anna Lee ... Sister Margaretta
Portia Nelson ... Sister Berthe
Ben Wright ... Herr Zeller
Daniel Truhitte ... Rolfe

Norma Varden ... Frau Schmidt
Gilchrist Stuart ... Franz (as Gil Stuart)

Marni Nixon ... Sister Sophia
Evadne Baker ... Sister Bernice
Doris Lloyd ... Baroness Ebberfeld
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gertrude Astor ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Alan Callow ... Nazi (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Party extra - next to Von Trap (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Doreen Tryden ... Sister Agatha (uncredited)
Maria von Trapp ... Extra during 'I Have Confidence' number (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Wise 
 
Writing credits
George Hurdalek (with the partial use of ideas by) (as Georg Hurdalek)

Howard Lindsay (from the stage musical book by) and
Russel Crouse (from the stage musical book by)

Ernest Lehman (screenplay)

Maria von Trapp  book "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers" (uncredited)

Produced by
Saul Chaplin .... associate producer
Robert Wise .... producer
Peter Levathes .... executive producer (uncredited)
Richard D. Zanuck .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Richard Rodgers 
Irwin Kostal (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ted D. McCord (director of photography) (as Ted McCord)
 
Film Editing by
William Reynolds (film editor)
 
Casting by
Lee Wallace (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Boris Leven 
 
Set Decoration by
Ruby R. Levitt (set decorations) (as Ruby Levitt)
Walter M. Scott (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Dorothy Jeakins (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Margaret Donovan .... hair stylist
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Willard Buell .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ray Forman .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Saul Wurtzel .... unit production manager
Pia Arnold .... assistant production manager: Bavaria (uncredited)
Laci von Ronay .... assistant production manager: Austria (uncredited)
Maurice Zuberano .... unit production manager: second unit (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ridgeway Callow .... assistant director
Richard Lang .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Maurice Zuberano .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Glenn 'Skippy' Delfino .... property master (uncredited)
Al Gaynor .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Ben Greenberg .... second assistant property master (uncredited)
Don B. Greenwood .... second unit property master (uncredited)
Leon Harris .... art illustrator (uncredited)
Ed Jones .... property master (uncredited)
Harry Kemm .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Paul Vale .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Corcoran .... sound recording supervisor
Pamela Danover .... dialect coach
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Fred Hynes .... sound recording supervisor
Murray Spivack .... sound
Orrick Barrett .... boom operator (uncredited)
William Buffinger .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Jesse Long .... cable operator (uncredited)
Don Stern .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Beeson .... additional photography
Frank Bez .... still photographer (uncredited)
Jack Brown .... gaffer (uncredited)
Jack Dimmack .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Walter Fitchman .... key grip (uncredited)
Dave Friedman .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Douglas Kirkland .... still photographer (uncredited)
Paul Lockwood .... camera operator (uncredited)
James Mitchell .... still photographer (uncredited)
Fred Richter .... best boy (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Roger Shearman .... camera technician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Josephine Brown .... costumer: women (uncredited)
Dick James .... costumer: men (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Mark Griffith .... digital intermediate colorist (2010 digital restoration)
Larry Allen .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Oscar Hammerstein II .... from the stage musical with music and lyrics by
Irwin Kostal .... conductor
Irwin Kostal .... music arranger
Irwin Kostal .... music supervisor
Robert Mayer .... music editor
Richard Rodgers .... additional words and music by
Richard Rodgers .... from the stage musical with music and lyrics by
Robert Tucker .... vocal supervisor
Bill Lee .... singing voice: Christoper Plumber (uncredited)
Margery McKay .... singing voice: Peggy Wood (uncredited)
John Norman .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Neely Plumb .... music producer (uncredited)
Douglas O. Williams .... music recordist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Bil Baird .... puppeteer
Cora Baird .... puppeteer
Marc Breaux .... choreographer
Richard Halliday .... originally produced on the stage by
Oscar Hammerstein II .... originally produced on the stage by
Leland Hayward .... originally produced on the stage by
Pamela Matthews .... dialogue coach (as Pamela Danova)
Richard Rodgers .... originally produced on the stage by
Dee Dee Wood .... choreographer
Maurice Zuberano .... second unit supervisor
Alan Callow .... production assistant (uncredited)
Darleen Carr .... additional voice (uncredited)
Gilbert Chomat .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Uta Herzog .... publicity assistant (uncredited)
Mike Kaplan .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Frances Klamt .... location teacher (uncredited)
Ralph M. Leo .... production accountant (uncredited)
Betty Levin .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Howard Liebling .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Harper MacKay .... rehearsal accompanist (uncredited)
Lynn McKee .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Jean Seaman .... studio teacher (uncredited)
Carol Shapiro .... publicity assistant (uncredited)
Larri Thomas .... stand-in: Julie Andrews (uncredited)
 
Thanks
George Hurdalek .... acknowledgment: with the partial use of ideas by (as Georg Hurdalek)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
174 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Canada:G (video rating) | Chile:TE | Finland:S | France:Unrated | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Ireland:G | Italy:T | Malaysia:U (DVD) | Netherlands:Unrated | Netherlands:AL (1966) | Norway:A (DVD rating) | Norway:7 (original rating) | Peru:PT | Singapore:G | South Korea:All | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | Sweden:Btl (re-release) | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #20734) (original release) | USA:G (re-rating) (1969) | West Germany:6

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Trivia:
Among the other actresses considered for the part of Maria were Shirley Jones, Anne Bancroft and Leslie Caron.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): During the "my favorite things" number, Briggitta is seen covering her head in fright a second BEFORE the lightning and thunder.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Maria:[singing] The hills are alive with the sound of music / With songs they have sung for a thousand years. / The hills fill my heart with the sound of music. / My heart wants to sing every song it hears.
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Soundtrack:
So Long, FarewellSee more »

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219 out of 284 people found the following review useful.
The Sound of Music rules because it has everything., 9 August 1999
Author: Caren Lissner (lizzner@aol.com) from Hoboken, NJ

While many people agree that the Sound of Music is one of the best films of all time, some are at a loss to adequately explain why; they buckle under and admit that there are parts that are syrupy, etc. Well, I'll tell you why it's the best movie ever (and I DON'T agree that it's too syrupy). It simply has everything one could want in a movie. First of all, it has a REAL romance - one where you can watch the characters slowly fall in love. It's not like today's movies where two characters meet and the next scene is them waking up together. Secondly, it has humor. Not syrupy or corny humor, but very wry, dry tongue-in-cheek humor. For evidence, look at the quotes. Baronness Schraeder is especially well-done in this regard. Her comments simply drip with ice. "Good bye, Maria. I'm sure you'll make a fine nun." You want to smack her. Thirdly, it's got adventure. The Nazis are the ultimate villains in any movie - WWII was as clear a case of good vs. evil as you can find, making it great fodder for films - and so it's great to see Maria, the Captain and the kids outwit them. Fourthly, it's got great music. Fifthy, it's got great scenery. And the plot and dialogue are astounding. I find new things to admire each time I watch. Finally, is there a greater scene in any movie than the nuns revealing the stolen Nazi car parts??? "The Sound of Music" does not just succeed because it cheers people up with syrup or song. It succeeds because it is a wonderfully-constructed, wonderfully-written, wonderfully-acted, brilliant movie. For me, no other movie can compare. Not to be obsessed with it or anything. :)

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