The Sound of Music
1965
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Director: Robert Wise
Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr

This adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical is one of the most successful films ever made. It tells a fact-based story of a young woman who becomes a governess to a widower’s seven children just as Austria is about to be annexed to the Third Reich. Many of the songs have become part of the Western culture (The Sound of Music, Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, So Long, Farewell, etc.), but three hours of this sweetness is enough to beat you into submission. A winner of five Academy Awards, which inlude best film, director and sound. Based on Maria von Trapp’s autobiographical book “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers”.