Sound Of Music
An American musical film directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is based on the Broadway musical The Sound of Music, with songs written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
Sound Of Music Cast
Julie Andrews as Maria von Trapp
A free-spirited young Austrian woman, studying to become a nun. Due to her often singing and seeming somewhat out of place in the abbey, Mother Abbess sends her to the nearby city of Salzburg to be governess to the seven children of Captain von Trapp.
Christopher Plummer as Captain Georg von Trapp
A veteran Austrian navy captain whose wife died, leaving behind their seven children. He extends his military background into raising his children, at first represented as a strict disciplinarian.
Richard Haydn as Max Detweiler
A good friend of both the Baroness and the Captain, he is one of the few to call him Georg. Max seeks out talented musicians and singers, and reveals them to the public eye. In searching Salzburg for talented singers, he finds what he wants in the von Trapp family, and constantly tries to convince the Captain to let him enter the children in the Salzburg Music Festival.
Eleanor Parker as Baroness Elsa Schraeder
The Captain's lady friend from Vienna, and later, for a short period, fiancee. The Baroness becomes jealous of Maria's talent, and convinces her to leave during a grand party at the house by exploiting Maria's inner conflict about becoming a nun and her discomfort at the Captain's obvious affection towards her.
Charmian Carr as Liesl von Trapp
The eldest of the von Trapp children. She at first believes she doesn't need a governess, but soon comes to trust Maria. Liesl is in love with a messenger named Rolfe, who delivers their telegrams.
Nicholas Hammond as Friedrich von Trapp
The second oldest of the children, fourteen. He is very quiet; he is also something of a gentleman, despite his involvement in the tricks against the previous governesses, which the children confess were merely to get the Captain's attention.
Heather Menzies as Louisa von Trapp
Tthe third of the children, thirteen. She and Brigitta are often together, and Louisa is a bit of a daydreamer.
Duane Chase as Kurt von Trapp
The second boy and the middle of the children, eleven. Kurt often tries to act manly and is outspoken against the previous governesses and often questions Maria about things, once trying to learn an Austrian waltz.
Angela Cartwright as Brigitta von Trapp
The fifth child, ten. Brigitta is very sharp-witted, honest, and somewhat nonconformist, not afraid to speak her mind about things (e.g., Maria's dress being ugly). She is sometimes shown to have her head in a book.
Debbie Turner as Marta von Trapp
The sixth child, seven. Marta gets along well with Maria, sharing her love of pink and being the first to like her. She once mentions a pink parasol as her birthday gift.
Kym Karath as Gretl von Trapp
The seventh and youngest of the children, five. She speaks very little, and is often shy. As the other children tell Maria to adopt questionable behaviors and practices, Gretl tells Maria – as her first phrase in the film – "Don't believe a word they're saying, Fraulein Maria, because I like you."
Peggy Wood as Mother Abbess
The head of Maria's abbey, who convinces her to leave the abbey and explore life as a governess for a while.
Anna Lee as Sister Margaretta
A nun who looks fondly on Maria. She, as well as Sister Berthe, helps her to escape by sabotaging Gauleiter's car.
Portia Nelson as Sister Berthe
A nun who doesn't believe Maria belongs in the abbey; she nevertheless helps her escape by sabotaging Gauleiter's car.
Daniel Truhitte as Rolfe
A messenger who is in love with Liesl. The two become estranged after he joins the Nazi Party, as he realizes that her father has no regard for him and does not support Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. Rolfe subtly warns the von Trapps about the danger they face for not obeying the summons of the Reich.
Ben Wright as Hans Zeller
Gauleiter, an enforcer of the Third Reich, and the main antagonist of the film. He is oppositional against the Captain as early on as the party held for the Baroness. He later returns to inform Max that the Captain is to be escorted to his new position in the German Navy, personally meeting the Captain himself.
The famous marionette puppet sequence for the song "The Lonely Goatherd" was produced and performed by the leading puppeteers of the day, Bil Baird and Cora Eisenberg-Baird.