G | | Biography, Drama, Family
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
Christopher Plummer intensely disliked working on the film. He's been known to refer to it as "The Sound of Mucus" or "S&M" and likened working with Julie Andrews to "being hit over the head with a big Valentine's Day card, every day." Nontheless, he and Andrews have remained close friends ever since. Andrews herself claimed that Plummer's cynicism probably helped his performance and the film, keeping it from being too sentimental.
The hills are alive with the sound of music / With songs they have sung for a thousand years. / The hills fill my heart with the sound of music. / My heart wants to sing every song it hears.
When Maria and the Captain are outside the gazebo, there's a stage light visible in a few shots.
Salzburg, Austria, in the last Golden Days of the Thirties
35mm prints of the film removed the "Filmed in Todd-AO" credit from the main titles (Todd-AO was the widescreen format "The Sound of Music" was filmed in).
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