The Sound of Music (1965)
20th Century Fox
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
"The Sound of Music" is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise, and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, with Richard Haydn and Eleanor Parker. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 stage musical of the same name, composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The film's screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman, adapted from the stage musical's book by Lindsay and Crouse. Based on the memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp, the film is about a young Austrian woman studying to become a nun in Salzburg, Austria in 1938 who is sent to the villa of a retired naval officer and widower to be governess to his seven children. After bringing and teaching love and music into the lives of the family through kindness and patience, she marries the officer and together with the children they find a way to survive the loss of their homeland through courage and faith.
Genre': Biography, Drama, Family
Release date: March 2, 1965 (US)
Director: Robert Wise
Screenplay by: Ernest Lehman
Story by: Maria von Trapp
Based on: "The Sound of Music" by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Music: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Irwin Kostal (score)
Cinematography: Ted D. McCord
Edited by: William H. Reynolds
Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr, Heather Menzies-Urich, Nicholas Hammond, Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner, Kym Karath
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
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