The Sound of Music

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

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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.