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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best PictureMorton Da Costa, ProducerNominated
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The Music Man (1962): 76 Trombones and Robert Preston

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 6, 2021 From 4 Star Films

In my youth, Robert Preston always struck me as a Hollywood superstar because he so lithely and unequivocally commands the center of this grand production. There is no movie without him, and he pretty much captures the imagination of the audience. As I’ve grown older, logged more movies, it al... Read full article


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


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Quotes from

Harold Hill: Oh this is a refined operation son, and I've got it timed down to the last wave of the brakeman's hand on the last train outta town.


[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.


Marcellus Washburn: This is where I work.
Harold Hill: You mean you *live* in this town?
Marcellus Washburn: Yeah, I like it, too. I mean it's not Brooklyn, New York. It's not the City of Homes and Churches and...
Harold Hill: [amazed] "Brooklyn"? Marce, this isn't even *Dubuque*!


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Facts about

"Montgomery Ward" is the name of the world's first mail order business, founded in 1872 by Aaron Montgomery Ward, and which went out of business in 2001.
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.
Before starring in the musical The Music Man, Robert Preston had not only never appeared in a musical before, he had never sung a note before.
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