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The Sound of Music

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Original title
The Sound of Music
Running time
172 min.
United States United States
Ernest Lehman
Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
Ted D. McCord
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Robert Wise Productions / Argyle Enterprises. Distributed by 20th Century-Fox
Musical. Drama | Family Relationships. 1930s. Music
Synopsis / Plot
'The Sound of Music' is based on the true story of the Trapp Family Singers. Maria (Julie Andrews) is a young nun in an Austrian convent who regularly misses her morning prayers because she enjoys going to the hills to sing the title song. Deciding that Maria needs to learn something about the real world before she can take her vows, the Mother Superior (Peggy Wood) sends her off to be governess for the children of the widowed Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer). Arriving at the Trapp home, Maria discovers that her new boss is cold and aloof, and his seven children virtual automatons-at least, whenever the Captain is around.
1965: 5 Academy Awards: Movie, Director, Sound, OST (adapted), Editing. 10 Nom.
1965: Golden Globes: Best Movie, Actress (Andrews) - Comedy/Musical. 4 nom.
1965: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actress (Julie Andrews)
1965: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (Julie Andrews)
1965: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
1965: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best British Actress (Julie Andrews)
1965: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1965: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Musical Screenplay
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