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.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run around in the Mirabell Gardens or see the wedding church in Mondsee with your own eyes? Look now further and check out the Original Sound of Music Tour® by Salzburg Panorama Tours!

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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The Movie

Cast & Crew

Debbie Turner played Marta

Debbie Turner


Angela Cartwright


Heather Menzies play Louisa

Heather Menzies


Charmian Carr played Liesl

Charmian Carr


Director Robert Wise

Regisseur Robert Wise


Julie Andrews play Maria

Julie Andrews


Christopher Plummer played Captain von Trapp

Christopher Plummer

Captain von Trapp

Kym Karath play Gretl

Kym Karath


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