Film: The Sound of Music

Opened: March 2, 1965

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr, Nicholas Hammond, Heather Menzies, Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner, Kym Karath, Anna Lee, Portia Nelson, Ben Wright, Daniel Truhitte, Norma Varden, Gil Stuart & Marni Nixon

Despite the number of years since its release, The Sound of Music continues to be a celebrated masterpiece that’s barely aged a day.

Lively nun Maria (Julie Andrews) is sent to be the governess of Captain Von Trapp’s (Christopher Plummer) seven children (Charmian Carr, Nicholas Hammond, Heather Menzies, Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner and Kym Karath) as the Nazis begin to take over Austria.

Andrews is an absolute delight to watch in one of her beloved roles. She has spunk, will make you fall for her and has vocals that soar. It’s also during many of her scenes that you’ll see the beautiful sights of Austria in the background, like her iconic opening number.

There’s not much that has aged controversially, in fact there was only one line that seemed sexist.

Final say: One of my favorite things. ★★★★★

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