The Sound of Music Movie Review 1965

Information and Film Reviews for The Sound of Music the Movie

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The classic film version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on the true story of the singing von Trapp family of Austria and their escape from the Nazis just before WWII. Beautiful Salzburg, Austria location photography and an excellent cast. Andrews, fresh from her Oscar for "Mary Poppins," is effervescent, in beautiful voice, but occasionally too good to be true. Not Rodgers & Hammerstein's most innovative score, but lovely to hear and see. Plummer's singing was dubbed by Bill Lee. Marni Nixon, behind-the-scenes songstress for "West Side Story" and "My Fair Lady," makes her on-screen debut as one of the nuns.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 174 minutes.

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Musical Drama, Plays to Film: Rodgers & Hammerstein, World War II, Germany, True Stories, Family Ties, Great Escapes, Nazis & Other Paramilitary Slugs, Top Grossing Films of 1965, Nuns & Priests, Nannies & Governesses, Puppets, Wedding Bells, 4 Bones
Ernest Lehman
Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr, Heather Menzies, Marni Nixon, Richard Haydn, Anna Lee, Norma Varden, Nicholas Hammond, Angela Cartwright, Portia Nelson, Duane Chase, Debbie Turner, Kym Karath
Ted D. McCord
Robert Wise
Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein
20th Century-Fox, Robert Wise


Oscars 1965: Adapt. Score, Director (Wise), Film Editing, Picture, Sound; AFI 1998: Top 100; Directors Guild 1965: Director (Wise); Golden Globes 1966: Actress--Mus./Comedy (Andrews), Film--Mus./Comedy, Natl. Film Reg. 2001.

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