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The Sound of Music Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1965
Running Time: 2 hrs. 54 min.
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Robert Wise
Screenwriter: Ernest Lehman
Producers: Saul Chaplin
Studio: 20th Century Fox

The Sound of Music Synopsis

Julie Andrews stars in this screen adaptation of Rogers and Hammerstein's classic musical about a would-be nun who falls in love with a man with seven children. Based on the popular Broadway musical classic won a well-deserved Best Picture Oscar in 1965.

The Sound of Music Cast

Julie Andrews - Maria
Christopher Plummer - Captain Von Trapp
Eleanor Parker - The Baroness
Richard Hayden - Max Detweiler
Peggy Wood - Reverend Mother
Charmian Carr - Liesl
Heather Menzies - Louisa
Duane Chase - Kurt
Nicholas Hammond - Friedrich
Angela Cartwright - Brigitta
Debbie Turner - Marta
Kym Karath - Gretl
Daniel Truhitte - Rolfe
Portia Nelson - Sister Berthe
Anna Lee - Sister Margaretta

The Sound of Music Awards and Nominations

1965 Academy Awards® Best Picture (Win)
Best Director (Win)
Best Editing (Win)
Best Score (Win)
Best Sound (Win)

Best Actress - Julie Andrews (Nom)

Best Art Direction (Nom)

Best Cinematography (Nom)

Best Costume Design (Nom)

Best Supporting Actress - Peggy Wood (Nom)

1966 Golden Globe Awards® Best Picture (Win)
Best Actress - Julie Andrews (Win)

Best Director (Nom)

Best Supporting Actress - Peggy Wood (Nom)

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Peggy Wood ( Reverend Mother ):

"Maria, these walls were not meant to shut out problems. You have to face them. You have to live the life you were born to live."

How old is the eldest Von Trapp child, Liesel?