On March 2, 1965, The Sound of Music, an American musical drama, was released. Although it initially received a critical response, it later achieved significant success, taking the world by storm. In just four weeks, the musical became the number one box office movie and the highest-selling movie in 1965. The film gained enthralling success following its initial theatrical release that lasted for about five years and two re-releases.
The Sound of Music is a film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. It was produced and directed by Robert Wise. The musical is based on the 1949 story of the Trapp Family Singers and tells the story of a young Austrian postulant in Salzburg.
Maria, the spirited young woman, leaves the convent to become a governess in the home of a retired naval captain with seven children.
With song and charm, she soon wins the hearts of the children and their widowed father, Captain Von Trapp. When the captain opposes working with the German Nazis, he and Maria are forced to flee with the children across the Austrian Alps to Switzerland. They later go to the U.S and become a famous singing group.
The Sound of Music received five Academy Awards, among them Best Director and Best Picture. Later on, the film also received two Golden Globe awards for Best Actress and Best Motion Picture. The film also won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written American Musical as well as the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directing. In 1998, The Sound of Music was listed as one of America’s greatest movies of all time.