The Sound of Music

Directed by Robert Wise. 174 minutes. Rated G. English.

Like this program? Become a Member and show your support!

Special $5 admission as part of our Family Films Series! Click for more titles.

(Parents, different films will be appropriate for different ages. We recommend commonsensemedia.org as a helpful resource in determing what's right for your child.)

Widower Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) needs yet another governess for his rowdy brood, and Mother Abbess has just the girl to whip them into shape: soon-to-be nun Maria (Julie Andrews). When Maria discovers the children share her love of music, it’s as easy as “Do-Re-Mi”… that is until her songs start to melt the Captain’s cold heart. But what about his pesky fiancé, Baronness Schraeder?

Based on real-life von Trapp singers, and set in stunning Salzburg, Austria amid the rise of Hitler’s Third Reich, this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical set box office records and won 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.