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The Sound of Music

  • Drama
  • Music
  • 1965
  • Robert Wise
  • 167 mins
  • U

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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MariaJulie Andrews
Captain Von TrappChristopher Plummer
BaronessEleanor Parker
Max DetweilerRichard Haydn
Mother AbbessPeggy Wood
LieslCharmian Carr
LouisaHeather Menzies
FriedrichNicholas Hammond
KurtDuane Chase
BrigittaAngela Cartwright
MartaDebbie Turner
GretlKym Karath
Sister MargarettaAnna Lee
Sister BerthePortia Nelson
Herr ZellerBen Wright (1)
RolfeDaniel Truhitte
Frau SchmidtNorma Varden
FranzGil Stuart
Sister SophiaMarni Nixon
Sister BerniceEvadne Baker
Baroness EbberfeldDoris Lloyd

Crew

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DirectorRobert Wise

Details

Theatrical distributor
Park Circus
Released on
2018-05-18
Language
English
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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