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The Sound of Music ()


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A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

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Maria
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Captain Von Trapp
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The Baroness
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Max Detweiler
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Mother Abbess
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Liesl
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Louisa (as Heather Menzies)
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Friedrich
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Kurt
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Brigitta
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Marta
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Gretl
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Sister Margaretta
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Sister Berthe
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Herr Zeller
Daniel Truhitte ...
Rolfe
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Frau Schmidt
Gilchrist Stuart ...
Franz (as Gil Stuart)
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Sister Sophia
Evadne Baker ...
Sister Bernice
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Baroness Ebberfeld
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Alex Ball ...
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Alan Callow ...
Nazi (uncredited)
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Sam Harris ...
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Dorothy Jeakins ...
Sister Augusta (uncredited)
Ada Beth Lee ...
Sister Catherine (uncredited)
William Meader ...
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Bernard Sell ...
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Norman Stevans ...
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Maria Augusta Trapp ...
Lady in the street (uncredited)
Doreen Tryden ...
Sister Agatha (uncredited)
Maria von Trapp ...
Extra during 'I Have Confidence' number (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Wise

Written by

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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

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Saul Chaplin ... associate producer
Robert Wise ... producer
Peter Levathes ... executive producer (uncredited)
Richard D. Zanuck ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Irwin Kostal ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Ted D. McCord ... director of photography (as Ted McCord)

Film Editing by

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William Reynolds ... film editor

Editorial Department

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Mark Griffith ... digital intermediate colorist (2010 digital restoration)
Larry Allen ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Lee Wallace ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Boris Leven

Set Decoration by

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Ruby R. Levitt ... (set decorations) (as Ruby Levitt)
Walter M. Scott ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Dorothy Jeakins ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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Margaret Donovan ... hair stylist
Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Willard Buell ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ray Forman ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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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

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Ridgeway Callow ... assistant director
Richard Lang ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Maurice Zuberano ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Bill Anderson ... scenic artist (uncredited)
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)
Maurice Zuberano ... storyboard artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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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)

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L.B. Abbott ... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. ... special photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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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

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Josephine Brown ... costumer: women (uncredited)
Dick James ... costumer: men (uncredited)

Location Management

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Frances Klamt ... location teacher (uncredited)

Music Department

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Oscar Hammerstein II ... from the stage musical with music and lyrics by
Irwin Kostal ... conductor / music arranger / music supervisor
Robert Mayer ... music editor
Richard Rodgers ... additional words and music by / from the stage musical with music and lyrics by
Robert Tucker ... vocal supervisor
Diane Burt ... additional singing: Von Trapp children (uncredited)
Darleen Carr ... additional singing: Von Trapp children (uncredited)
Bill Lee ... singing voice: Christoper Plummer (uncredited)
Margery MacKay ... singing voice: Peggy Wood (uncredited)
Sue McBain ... additional singing: Von Trapp children (uncredited)
John Norman ... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Randy Perkins ... additional singing: Von Trapp children (uncredited)
Neely Plumb ... music producer (uncredited)
Douglas O. Williams ... music recordist (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Chris Haynes ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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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)
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)

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George Hurdalek ... acknowledgment: with the partial use of ideas by (as Georg Hurdalek)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In 1930's Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun. When the Navy captain Georg Von Trapp writes to the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children, Maria is given the job. The Captain's wife is dead, and he is often away, and runs the household as strictly as he does the ships he sails on. The children are unhappy and resentful of the governesses that their father keeps hiring, and have managed to run each of them off one by one. When Maria arrives, she is initially met with the same hostility, but her kindness, understanding, and sense of fun soon draws them to her and brings some much-needed joy into all their lives -- including the Captain's. Eventually he and Maria find themselves falling in love, even though Georg is already engaged to a Baroness and Maria is still a postulant. The romance makes them both start questioning the decisions they have made. Their personal conflicts soon become overshadowed, however, by world events. Austria is about to come under the control of Germany, and the Captain may soon find himself drafted into the German navy and forced to fight against his own country. Written by LOTUS73

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Taglines RADIANCE THAT FLOODS THE SCREEN...AND WARMS THE HEART! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music (United States)
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music (United Kingdom)
  • La mélodie du bonheur (France)
  • Meine Lieder, meine Träume (Germany)
  • Sonrisas y lágrimas (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 172 min
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Box Office

Budget $8,200,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $286,214,286

Did You Know?

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Trivia Charmian Carr who played Liesel and was 21 at the time, wrote in her autobiography that she was attracted to the 35 year old Christopher Plummer, who played her father. Plummer admitted that the feeling was mutual, but insists that it didn't get beyond mere flirtation. See more »
Goofs When Maria sings "My Favorite Things" to the children during the thunderstorm, the Captain comes in and stops the fun. As she watches the children running into line, she says something like "Wha-" after finishing the song, but her mouth doesn't move. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Prelude See more »
Crazy Credits The 20th Century Fox logo is played in complete silence. See more »
Quotes Maria: You know how Sister Berthe always makes me kiss the floor after we've had a disagreement? Well, lately I've taken to kissing the floor whenever I see her coming, just to save time.
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