The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Robert Wise (1965)

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Our Score
This artful crowd-pleaser continues to reach out to every generation, thanks to its expert and unsentimental handling from director Robert Wise (replacing William Wyler) and a magnificent performance from Julie Andrews. She is perfectly cast as Maria, the reluctant nun who discovers her true calling (of course; she's Mary Poppins) as governess to a houseful of youngsters. It still looks lovely, in particular the stunning opening panoramic sweep onto the mountain top and the Do Re Mi tour around Salzburg (location-scouted by the uncredited musical genius Roger Edens), and the Rodgers and Hammerstein score is as refreshing as ever. For those who have never seen it, do. For those who love it, no persuasion is needed - it's as fresh and as magical as Andrews's smile.


A cheerful novice nun is employed as governess to the seven children of an austere widower. As she brings light, laughter and a love of all things harmonious to a family previously beset by grief and strict discipline she also falls in love with her employer. But before long, the looming threat of the Second World War jeopardises their happy household. Oscar-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker.

Cast & Crew

Maria Julie Andrews
Captain Von Trapp Christopher Plummer
Baroness Eleanor Parker
Max Detweiler Richard Haydn
Mother Abbess Peggy Wood
Liesl Charmian Carr
Louisa Heather Menzies
Friedrich Nicholas Hammond
Kurt Duane Chase
Brigitta Angela Cartwright
Marta Debbie Turner
Gretl Kym Karath
Sister Margaretta Anna Lee
Sister Berthe Portia Nelson
Herr Zeller Ben Wright (1)
Rolfe Daniel Truhitte
Frau Schmidt Norma Varden
Franz Gil Stuart
Sister Sophia Marni Nixon
Sister Bernice Evadne Baker
Baroness Ebberfeld Doris Lloyd
Director Robert Wise
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Park CircusAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 18 May 2018
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