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The Music Man Overview:

The Music Man (1962) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Morton DaCosta and produced by Morton DaCosta and Joel Freeman.

The Music Man was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2005.

Academy Awards 1962 --- Ceremony Number 35 (source: AMPAS)

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Best PictureMorton Da Costa, ProducerNominated
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The Music Man (1962)

By Beatrice on Jul 30, 2017 From Flickers in Time

The Music Man Directed by Morton Da Costa Written by Marion Hargrove and Franklin Lacey based on the musical comedy by Meredith Wilson 1962/USA Warner Bros. Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Revisiting this long-time favorite was a joy from the first minute to the last. Traveling salesman “Prof... Read full article


The Making of The Music Man ( 1962 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 7, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

The Music Man captures the spirit of small town America in a way unlike any other film. It enthralled audiences when it first debuted as a stage show in 1957 and continues to delight classic film fans today who, like us, won't consider Independence Day complete without watching it. There are some fi... Read full article


The Making of The Music Man ( 1962 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 7, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

The Music Man captures the spirit of small town America in a way unlike any other film. It enthralled audiences when it first debuted as a stage show in 1957 and continues to delight classic film fans today who, like us, won't consider Independence Day complete without watching it. There are some fi... Read full article


The Making of The Music Man ( 1962 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 7, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

The Music Man captures the spirit of small town America in a way unlike any other film. It enthralled audiences when it first debuted as a stage show in 1957 and continues to delight classic film fans today who, like us, won't consider Independence Day complete without watching it. There are some fi... Read full article


The Making of The Music Man ( 1962 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 7, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

The Music Man captures the spirit of small town America in a way unlike any other film. It enthralled audiences when it first debuted as a stage show in 1957 and continues to delight classic film fans today who, like us, won't consider Independence Day complete without watching it. There are some fi... Read full article


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Quotes from

Marian Paroo: No, please, not tonight. Maybe tomorrow.
Harold Hill: Oh, my dear little librarian. You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. I don't know about you, but I'd like to make today worth remembering.


Mayor Shinn: [referring to Harold Hill] He's slipperier than a *Mississippi sturgeon*!


[in song]
Harold Hill: I rant and I rave for the virtue I'm too late to save / I smile, I grin when the gal with a touch of sin walks in / I hope and I pray for Hester to win just one more "A" / The sadder but wiser girl's the girl for me / The sadder but wiser girl for me.


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Facts about

All the musical instruments in the film were made specially by the Olds Instrument Company in Fullerton, California. After filming, Olds refurbished them and sold them on.
During the "Lida Rose"/"Will I Ever Tell You" duet both Mrs. Paroo (Pert Kelton) and the lead singer of The Buffalo Bills (Vern Reed) are in rocking chairs. They are synchronized throughout much of the song, starting, stopping and rocking together. This is only visible in the wide screen version.
River City was based on Meredith Willson's home town of Mason City, Iowa. The movie had its world premiere there.
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