• The Sound of Music (1965)

The Sound of Music

Release Date: March 10th, 1965

DVD Release Date: March 10th, 2015

G |2 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

A tuneful, heartwarming story, it is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world's best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.

Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr, Heather Menzies-Urich, Nicholas Hammond

Director: Robert Wise

Genres: Children , Musical

Production Co: Argyle Enterprises, Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Touching, Car, Love, Heartwarming, 1930s, Escape, Soldier

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    The Telegraph

    As for Andrews, she is just a joy, conveying enough doubt beneath that brisk, clean exterior to stop her character becoming a prig; her comic timing and the way in which she convinces in her relationships with the children are so understated they can be underrated. show more

  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The 20th-Fox release will be one of the movies' all-time hits, one of the all-time great pictures. It restores your faith in movies. If you sit quietly and let it take, it may also restore your faith in humanity. It does this with infectious wit, with consistent gaiety, with simple and realistic spirituality, with romance of heartbreak and heartmend. This is set against the most beautiful scenery you have seen in your life. The Sound of Music is quite a picture. show more

  • 100
    Caroline WestbrookEmpire

    One of the greatest screen musicals ever. show more

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Awards

Winner Best Picture
Nominated Art Direction (Color)
Nominated Costume Design (Color)
Winner Film Editing
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Music (Scoring of Music -- Adaptation or Treatment)
Winner Directing
Winner Sound
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography (Color)