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2,546 Ratings

The Sound of Music

Directed by Robert Wise
United States, 1965
Musical, Biography, Drama


Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family singers. When a postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess to the seven children of a widowed naval captain, she brings new life through music into the home.

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The Sound of Music Directed by Robert Wise

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1966 | 5 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

1966 | 5 wins including: Best Director

National Film Preservation Board

2001 | Winner: National Film Registry

Critics reviews

Of all the epic musicals to emerge from 1960s Hollywood, THE SOUND OF MUSIC is arguably the grandest.
September 21, 2018
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For those weaned on the cropped and cluttered television version of The Sound of Music, the widescreen view on film, in its full form, is like a breeze of crisp Alpine air… Though director Robert Wise was known more for an exacting sense of detail—a training he acquired as an editor for Orson Welles and others—than visual flair, here he exhibits a powerfully understated appreciation for the film’s sumptuous environs, allowing the locations to speak, or rather sing, for themselves.
January 22, 2014
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