The Hills Are Alive and Well! Celebrating "The Sound of Music" on Its Golden Anniversary
The 1965 film was directed and produced by Robert Wise, with a screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based on the stage musical with music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.
Set in Salzburg, Austria, on the eve of World War II, the score includes "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Edelweiss," the title song and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain."The Sound of Music premiered on Broadway in 1959 where it ran for more than 1,400 performances. Mary Martin starred.
“The Sound of Music” starred Julie Andrews as Maria von Trapp, Christopher Plummer as Captain Georg von Trapp, Eleanor Parker as Baroness Elsa von Schraeder, Richard Haydn as Max Detweiler, Charmian Carr as Liesl von Trapp, Nicholas Hammond as Friedrich von Trapp, Heather Menzies as Louisa von Trapp, Duane Chase as Kurt von Trapp, Angela Cartwright as Brigitta von Trapp, Debbie Turner as Marta von Trapp, Kym Karath as Gretl von Trapp, Peggy Wood as Mother Abbess, Anna Lee as Sister Margaretta, Portia Nelson as Sister Berthe, Marni Nixon as Sister Sophia, Daniel Truhitte as Rolfe and Ben Wright as Herr Zeller.