20th Century Fox
'The Sound of Music' movie was released in 1965 from Twentieth Century Fox. The movie is said to have 'saved' 20th Century Fox from bankruptcy after 'Cleopatra' (1963) had high production costs and low returns. After it's release 'The Sound of Music' ultimately grossed over $158 million in Canada and USA box offices displacing 'Gone with the Wind' as the highest movie.
Cast, Crew and Production Team
DIRECTOR- Robert Wise after he originally turned it down. William Wyler began pre-production but his heart wasn't in it and he was approached with a script for another movie with which he was impressed. After Wyler left Robert Wise decided to take it on.
WRITER - Howard Lindsay
Russel Crouse (Libretto)
Maria Von Trapp (Autobiography)
MUSIC - Richard Rodgers (music / lyrics)
Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics)
Irwin Kostal (score)
Would you like to know more about who worked on 'The Sound of Music'? Head over to the Sound of Music Crew page to learn about those who worked behind the camera's to bring this wonderful movie to life!
You can read all about The Sound of Music movie cast here!
'The Sound of Music' was filmed on location in Salzburg, Austria as well as in the studio in Hollywood, California. Learn more about
The Sound of Music Movie Locations - Salzburg here!
Check out what Julie Andrews had to say about filming in Salzburg!
ACADEMY AWARDS - OSCARS
'Best Picture' - Won
'Best Director' (Robert Wise) - Won
'Best Sound' - Won
'Best Original Score' - Won
'Best Film Editing' - Won
'Best Actress in a Leading Role' (Julie Andrews) - Nomination
'Best Actress in a Supporting Role'(Peggy Wood) - Nomination
'Best Art Direction' - Nomination
'Best Costume Design' - Nomination
'Best Cinematography' - Nomination
GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
'Best Picture - Musical or Comedy' - Won
'Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical r Comedy' (Julie Andrews) - Won
'Best Director of a Motion Picture' (Robert Wise) - Nomination
'Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture' (Peggy Wood) - Nomination
Sound of Music Documentary
'The Sound of Music: From Fact To Phenomenon' is a detailed documentary about the making of the 1965 movie 'The Sound of Music' along with the real life story of Maria Von Trapp and her family! This documentary is included on the 'Sound of Music' 40th Anniversary Collectors Edition (See Right).
Sound of Music Reunion
The cast from 'The Sound of Music' have reunited on numerous occasions and many of them remain great friends! They often refer to each other as their 'second family' - most recently on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Click here to read all about the 'Sound of Music Reunions'!
Most Recently the actors and actress's who played the Von Trapp children have combined their personal memories, photos, script sections and much more in a Sound of Music Scrapbook! Check it out here!
Head over to Sound of Music Costumes page to get some great idea's for fancy dress, singalong and party costumes from the movie!