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    The Movie

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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

Maria with children
Christopher Plummer und die Kinderdarsteller während der Dreharbeiten im Garten von Schloss Leopoldskron © Erich Lessing und Leica Galerie Salzburg
Maria and the children
Regisseur Robert Wise at the shooting © Erich Lessing und Leica Galerie Salzburg
Salzburg Winter
Maria in front of Leopoldskron palace years after the film
Julie Andrews mit den Kinderdarstellern bei den Dreharbeiten © Erich Lessing und Leica Galerie Salzburg
Rock riding school Salzburg
Nonnberg Abbey
Julie Andrews und Christopher Plummer bei den Dreharbeiten © Erich Lessing und Leica Galerie Salzburg
Maria and the children on the meadow
Julie Andrews bei den Dreharbeiten © Erich Lessing und Leica Galerie Salzburg
Sunset over Salzburg
Salzburg in Winter

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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The Movie

Cast & Crew

Debbie Turner played Marta

Debbie Turner


Angela Cartwright played Brigitta

Angela Cartwright


Heather Menzies played Louisa

Heather Menzies


Charmian Carr played Liesl

Charmian Carr


Regisseur Robert Wise

Robert Wise


Julie Andrews played Maria

Julie Andrews


Christopher Plummer played Captain von Trapp

Christoph Plummer

Captain von Trapp

Kym Karath played Gretl

Kym Karath


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