The Music Man
- Original title
The Music Man
- Running time
- 151 min.
- United States
Marion Hargrove (Play: Meredith Willson)
Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, Timmy Everett, Pert Kelton, Paul Ford, Susan Luckey, Harry Hickox, Charles Lane, Mary Wickes, Leon Alton, Walter Bacon, Elaine Joyce, Noble 'Kid' Chissell, Duke Green
Musical. Comedy | 1910s
- Synopsis / Plot
- Confidence man Harold Hill arrives at staid River City intending to cheat the community with his standard scam of offering to equip and train a boy's marching band, then skip town with the money since he has no music skill anyway. Things go awry when he falls for a librarian he tries to divert from exposing him while he inadvertently enriches the town with a love of music.
: Oscar: Best Soundtrack (adapted). 6 nominations
: Golden Globes: Best Movie - Musical. 6 nominations
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Musical Screenplay
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