The Sound of Music (1965)
Director: Robert Wise
Writers: George Hudalek, Howard Lindsay, Russell Krauss, Ernst Lehmann, Maria von Trapp
Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydon, Peggy Wood, Charmine Carr, Heather Menzies-Urick, Nicholas Hammond / Duane Chase / Angela Cartwright / Debbie Turner / Kim Karath / Anna Lee / Portia Nelson / Ben Wright / Daniel Truchter / No Ma Whedon / Gilchrist Stewart / Marnie Nixon / Ewadney Baker / Doris Lloyd / Gertrude Astor / Frank Baker / Steve Carter Luthers / Sam Harris / Dorothy Jiggins / Leoda Richards / Geoffrey Sale / Bernard Sale / Norman Stevens / Bert Stevens / Maria von Trapp / …
Genre: Drama / Romance / Song and Dance / Biography
Region: United States
Language: English / German
Released: 1965-03-02 (USA)
Length: 174 minutes
Also known as: Xian Le Piao Piao Hears Everywhere (Hong Kong) / Truth, Goodness and Beauty (Taiwan) / The Story of a Rebellious Nun
Rating: IMDB 8.1 / Rotten Tomatoes 83%
Maria (Julie Andrews) is a young and lively nun who likes to sing loudly in nature, so she often forgets the rules in the monastery. The dean believes that Maria does not belong to a monastery with strict rules. After discussing with all the nuns, the dean decided to arrange for Maria to work as a tutor in the family of a colonel named Trapp (Christopher Plummer).
The colonel’s wife passed away for many years, leaving behind 7 children, and he demanded strict discipline over the children. He told Maria that the tutors in his house did not last long because of the children’s pranks. Sure enough, Maria was also pranked, but the kind teacher didn’t tell their father, but took care of the child like a mother, and quickly got along with the child. Under Maria’s guidance, the colonel gradually changed his attitude towards the children. There was a relationship between the colonel and Maria. After they got married, they returned to Austria, which had been occupied by the Nazis. The colonel didn’t want to work for the Nazis, and the family was going to escape…
“The Sound of Music” is a beloved musical film from 1965 directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The movie is based on the true story of Maria von Trapp, a young woman who becomes a governess to the seven children of a widowed naval officer, Captain von Trapp, in Austria just before World War II.
The film is known for its iconic songs, such as “Do-Re-Mi”, “My Favorite Things”, and “Edelweiss”, and its stunning mountain scenery. The story follows Maria as she brings music and joy into the von Trapp household, but also as she falls in love with the Captain, who is engaged to another woman. As the family tries to escape from the Nazis who have taken over Austria, Maria and the Captain must confront their feelings for each other and the reality of the war.
“The Sound of Music” was a critical and commercial success, winning five Academy Awards including Best Picture, and has since become a beloved classic. It has been adapted into numerous stage productions and has been referenced and parodied in popular culture. The film’s enduring popularity is due in part to its uplifting themes of love, family, and the power of music, as well as its catchy and memorable songs.