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The Sound Of Music

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The Sound Of Music

Certificate
U Certificate
Title
170 Mins
Released
1965
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Packshot of The Sound Of Music
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
170 Mins
Released
1965

Maria (Julie Andrews) is a nun who sneaks off to sing in the hills whenever she gets a chance. But Maria's Mother Superior (Peggy Wood) wants her to learn about the real world. Maria is sent off to look after the seven children of the widowed Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer). The children have been brought up with discipline but Maria brings happiness to the their lives by teaching them the joys of music. Suitable for all.

Cast & Connections

Cast

Director

  • Robert Wise

Screenwriter

  • Ernest Lehman

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The first rule of this household is discipline.

Did you know?

  • This film is based on the Broadway musical of the same name, which was based on the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Von Trapp.
  • Every year a Sound Of Music sing-a-long takes place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
  • Director Robert Wise also directed Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
  • Writer Ernest Lehman also wrote North By Northwest and West Side Story.
  • Julie Andrews, who plays Maria, was awarded an Oscar for her performance in Mary Poppins.

Awards

  • 5 Academy Awards won

    • 1965 Director - Robert Wise
    • 1965 Editing - William Reynolds
    • 1965 Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment - Irwin Kostal
    • 1965 Picture - Robert Wise
    • 1965 Sound - Fred Hynes, James Corcoran
  • 10 Academy Awards nominated

    • 1965 Actress In A Leading Role - Julie Andrews
    • 1965 Actress In A Supporting Role - Peggy Wood
    • 1965 Art Direction-Set Decoration - Walter M. Scott, Ruby R. Levitt, Boris Leven
    • 1965 Cinematography - Ted D. McCord
    • 1965 Costume Design - Dorothy Jeakins
    • 1965 Director - Robert Wise
    • 1965 Editing - William Reynolds
    • 1965 Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment - Irwin Kostal
    • 1965 Picture - Robert Wise
    • 1965 Sound - Fred Hynes, James Corcoran
  • 1 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 1965 Actress - Julie Andrews
  • 2 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 1966 Actress In A Leading Role - Musical Or Comedy - Julie Andrews
    • 1966 Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical - Robert Wise
  • 4 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 1966 Actress In A Leading Role - Musical Or Comedy - Julie Andrews
    • 1966 Best Director - Motion Picture - Robert Wise
    • 1966 Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical - Robert Wise
    • 1966 Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Peggy Wood

Box Office

U.S.
$163.21 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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