A tuneful, heartwarming story, it is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world’s best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.
The movie has almost everything: music, romance, kids, spectacular scenery, religion, sentiment, comedy high and low, and, at the end, intrigue and adventure.Chicago Tribune
The location work in Salzburg has an ineffable charm and it’s all performed with such zinging, joyous energy.Guardian
|Directed By||Robert Wise|
|Starring||Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker|