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A tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.

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Directed by

Robert Wise

Written by

Ernest Lehman (Screenplay)
Howard Lindsay (Screenplay)
Russel Crouse (Screenplay)

Runtime

175 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The happiest sound in all the world!

Cast

Keywords

alps world war ii musical classic resistance based on play or musical 1930s austria convent music competition novice salzburg governess puppet show nun in love nazi occupation

Photos

Lists

#437 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#40 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#27 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Sound

Oscar for Best Picture Robert Wise

Oscar for Best Film Editing William Reynolds

Oscar for Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment