G | | Biography, Drama, Family
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
Much of the movie was filmed at Leopoldskron, an estate outside Salzburg that was once owned by theatrical impresario, Max Reinhardt. Like the von Trapps, Reinhardt fled Austria for the United States with the coming of the Nazis.
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.
In the wedding scene, as Maria is walking down the aisle, daylight is streaming through the windows. When her and the captain kneel at the altar it is pitch black outside the windows.
Salzburg, Austria, in the last Golden Days of the Thirties
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