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.
Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>
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...!
Did You Know?
When Maria von Trapp
published her memoir "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers", Hollywood was immediately interested. However, American producers wanted to purchase the rights to the title only whereas Mrs von Trapp wished that the entire story be used and made into a film. Thus she sold the rights to producers in Germany who produced this film and its sequel The Trapp Family in America
(1958) and later sold the rights to America, where a more fictionalized version was produced first as a stage musical, then as a film under with title The Sound of Music
(1965). See more
The English-language version released by Fox under the title "The Trapp Family" is actually a compilation of footage from both this film and the sequel, "Die Trapp-Familie in Amerika." See more
Referenced in The Big Show