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A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
Right after her talk with Maria, the Baroness is at the party talking to Max. The song the orchestra is playing is a song from the play version that was not used in the movie called "How Can Love Survive". This song was sung by the Baroness and Max. However, the tempo and rhythm of the song were altered quite dramatically, when played as a piece of orchestral music at the party in the film, hence the melody isn't immediately recognisable. The melody was stripped of the dramatic intensity and urgency that characterised it in the stage version, and was made to sound like a schmaltzy waltz.
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 Capt. Von Trapp hugs the children after they sing to the Baroness, Gretl seems to disappear from the group for a few seconds only to reappear to present the Edelweiss to the Baroness.
Salzburg, Austria, in the last Golden Days of the Thirties
The 1996 video fits the movie onto one VHS cassette by removing the Intermission screen as well as the Entr'acte.
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