G | | Biography, Drama, Family
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
Director Robert Wise considered Yul Brynner for the role of Captain Von Trapp. Brynner had also portrayed the King of Siam in the Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical and its film adaptation of The King and I (1956).
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 Von Trapp family convenes with Uncle Max, after the puppet show, the captain is seen holding his glass in his right hand. The very next, longer, shot shows him holding the glass in his left hand.
The 20th Century Fox logo is played in complete silence.
Most television airings also delete part of sequence in which the von Trapps hide in the abbey cemetery, specifically, where Gretl asks Maria if they should sing at that moment. In addition, the scene in which the Captain and the Baroness call off their engagement omits all of the dialog leading up to the Captain saying it's no use.