The film is an adaptation of the stage musical of the same name , composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The film's screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman , adapted from the stage musical's book by Lindsay and Crouse. Based on the memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp , the film is about a young Austrian postulant in Salzburg , Austria , in who is sent to the villa of a retired naval officer and widower to be governess to his seven children. The film was released on March 2, , in the United States, initially as a limited roadshow theatrical release.
Sign in. See the trailers we loved this week, including The Addams Family and " Mindhunter. Watch our trailer of trailers. Title: The Sound of Music In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
When the Sound of Music was released in it took the world by storm, earning five Oscars. For millions of people, the film is the rare combination of a powerful and moving story , first rate music, and breathtaking scenery of Salzburg! The musical tells the story of Maria , who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun. She falls in love with the children and their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. He is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis.