G | | Biography, Drama, Family
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
The organ passages in the film's underscore were performed by jazz organist Buddy Cole, who suffered a fatal heart attack, just one day after his final recording sessions were completed.
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 the children emerge from the lake, soaking wet, they line up for the Captain. After a telling off, the Captain tells them to go inside and get dried and changed. He and Maria then have a blazing row, which only ends when the Captain hears the children singing. He goes into the house and there are the seven children, now in completely dry clothes, singing for the Baroness. The total time from when he dismisses them to get changed until he hears them singing to the Baroness is exactly two minutes. In these two minutes, the seven have managed to get up to their respective rooms, get out of the wet clothes, and shoes, dry themselves down, manage to get seven dry dresses and shoes and socks, get dressed and all get downstairs and line up and begin singing to the baroness - quick work .
Salzburg, Austria, in the last Golden Days of the Thirties
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