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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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1/10, Some female characters, e.g. the Baroness, are wearing what some might call provacative dresses.

1/10 A character is threatened at gunpoint in the climax. That's about it, but it is more suspenseful than violent, which the film has no actual violence.

The Baroness smokes cigarettes in a couple scenes. Then again, America rated this G back in 1970.

There is a formal party where the guests are drinking champagne and other alcoholic beverages.

During a song, the oldest daughter (16) asks the Captain if she can taste champagne. He refuses.

It's insinuated that some pink lemonade the adults are drinking has alcohol in it, commenting "...its not too sweet . It's not too sour. It's just too pink"

The Nazi flag is displayed prominently in two scenes, and Nazi soldiers are seen marching. The family gets chased by the Nazi soldiers near the end. No one gets hurt or killed. This could definitely be intense for younger children.

The thunderstorm during the "My Favorite Things" scene might frighten some very young children, just as it does with the children in the movie.


Argentina:Atp / Australia:G / Brazil:Livre / Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) / Canada:F (Ontario) / Canada:G (video rating) / Finland:S / France:Tous publics / Germany:6 / Hungary:12 / Iceland:L / Ireland:G / Italy:T / Japan:G (2015) / Malaysia:U (DVD) / Netherlands:Unrated / Netherlands:AL (1966) / New Zealand:G / Norway:A (DVD rating) / Norway:7 (original rating) / Peru:Apt / Singapore:G / South Korea:All / Spain:T / Sweden:11 / Sweden:Btl (re-rating) (1966) / UK:U / USA:Approved (certificate #20734) (original release) / USA:G (re-rating) (1969) / West Germany:6 (f) (heavily cut)

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