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The Movie

The Sound of Music (1965)

When the Sound of Music was released in 1965 it took the world by storm, earning five Oscars.

For millions of people, the film is the rare combination of a powerful and moving story, first rate music, and breathtaking scenery of Salzburg!

The musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun. She falls in love with the children and their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. He is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis. He and Maria decide to flee from Austria with the children.

Pictures © Erich Lessing und Leica Galerie Salzburg

How The Sound of Music get world famous

The making of

How do you produce a film which is not only good, but also a commercial success. The Sound of Music is an excellent example.

Robert Wise, the director of the Hollywood movie once explained it like this: The Sound of Music became such a success because it tells a true story in one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. This story touches your heart, the main roles are played mainly by children and the city of Salzburg provides an unforgettable backdrop.

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Cast & Crew

Debbie Turner


Angela Cartwright


Heather Menzies


Chairman Carr


Robert Wise


Julie Andrews


Christoph Plummer

Captain von Trapp

Kym Karath


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