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The Sound of Music


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Julie Andrews
Christopher Plummer with Eleanor Parker Richard Haydn Peggy Wood
Already a legend in the movie world, one of the most popular films ever made is shown on British television for the first time.
Salzburg, 1938. Maria, a young convent girl whose tomboyish behaviour makes the Mother Superior doubt her vocation as a nun, is sent to be temporary governess to seven motherless children. In spite of a daunting start, Maria soon wins the confidence of the children, her irrepressible sense of fun undermining their father's stem discipline - as well as his plans for a second marriage.
Screenplay by ERNEST LEHMAN Based on the stage musical by RICHARD RODGERS and OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Produced and directed by ROBERT WISE
(First showing on British television)
Films: pages 16-17


Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Christopher Plummer
Unknown: Eleanor Parker
Unknown: Richard Haydn
Unknown: Peggy Wood
Play By: Ernest Lehman
Unknown: Richard Rodgers
Directed By: Robert Wise
Maria: Julie Andrews
Captain von Trapp: Christopher Plummer
The Baroness: Eleanor Parker
Max Detweiler: Richard Haydn
Mother Abbess: Peggy Wood
Liesl: Charmian Carr
Louisa: Heather Menzies
Friedrich: Nicholas Hammond
Kurt: Duane Chase
Brigitta: Angela Cartwright
Marta: Debbie Turner
Gretl: Kym Karath
Sister Margaretta: Anna Lee
Sister Berthe: Portia Nelson
Herr Zeller: Ben Wright
Rolf: Daniel Truhitte
Frau Schmidt: Norma Varden
Franz: Gil Stuart
Sister Sophia: Marni Nixon
Sister Bernice EV: Adne Baker
Baronnes Ebberfield: Doris Lloyd

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