The Music Man

Release Date: April 9th, 1962

DVD Release Date: February 23rd, 1999

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, Ron Howard, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford, Timmy Everett

Director: Morton DaCosta

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Spirited, Transformation, Brother, Rousing, Charming, Lighthearted, Love, Amusing


Nominated Art Direction (Color)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Costume Design (Color)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Picture - Musical
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy
Winner Music (Scoring of Music -- Adaptation or Treatment)
Nominated Sound
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture