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G| 2 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
When Harold Hill (Robert Preston), a traveling con man, arrives in River City, he convinces the locals to start a band by purchasing the uniforms and instruments from him. His intention is to flee as soon as he receives the money. Librarian Marian Paroo (Shirley Jones) suspects Harold is a fraud, but holds her tongue since her moody brother, Winthrop (Ronny Howard), is excited about the band. As Harold begins to develop feelings for Marian, he faces a difficult decision about skipping town.

Cast: Robert Preston , Shirley Jones , Buddy Hackett , Pert Kelton , Ronny Howard , Hermione Gingold , Paul Ford , Timmy Everett

Director: Morton DaCosta

Genres: Musical comedy

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

The Music Man (1962)

Release Date: June 19th, 1962|2 hr. 31 min.

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fan reviews ( 3 )
  • August 18, 2011 eq00000000100056
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    This is a great American film. The Beatles even covered one of the songs, Till There Was You. Shirley Jones was just gorgeous and her voice was beautiful. This also has some rap in it, the first \"song\" on the train, Rock Island, is basically rap as is Ya Got Trouble. Not bad for a bunch of white guys in the 50s.

  • March 21, 2010 jonhendryj
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    Best musical at the end of the era. MUSIC MAN beat WEST SIDE STORY on Broadway for "best musical"--(surprising, if you think of it). Looking backward to a "better time"?

  • January 21, 2009 Norrpnt
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    HAS ANYONE NOTICED THAT THE YOUNG MAN SINGING "GARY, INDIANA" WAS A VERY YOUNG RON "OPIE" HOWARD? i REMEMBER THIS MOVIE AS A KID, AND IT WAS ALWAYS A FAVE!!!

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