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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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[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.


Harold Hill: Mothers of River City, heed that warning before it's too late! Watch for the telltale signs of corruption! The minute your son leaves the house, does he rebuckle his knickerbockers below the knee? Is there a nicotine stain on his index finger? A dime-novel hidden in the corncrib? Is he starting to memorize jokes from Captain Billy's Whiz-Bang? Are certain words creeping into his conversation? Words like "swell" and "so's your old man"? If so my friends, ya got trouble!


Harold Hill: Ladies and gentlemen, either you are closing your eyes to a situation you do not wish to acknowledge, or you are not aware of the caliber of disaster indicated by the presence of a pool table in your community!


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Facts about

Just prior to the "Lida Rose" number, Harold mentions a bassoon player named Madame Rini. Rini was the name of Meredith Willson's wife.
The songs "76 Trombones" and "Goodnight My Someone" are the same tune arranged in different time signatures.
Shirley Jones learned she was pregnant with her son Patrick once the filming of had begun. She met with director Morton DaCosta over lunch to inform him of the situation. Her concern was that she would begin "showing" during its filming. He assured her that they could work through it with costumes and also by filming her from the waist up, if necessary. He did have one request, that she tell no one about it. Robert Preston did figure it out before filming had concluded, when Shirley's character, Marion, and his character, Professor Hill, kissed for the first time in the romantic footbridge scene. He leaned in for the kiss and jumped back, asking her, "What was that?" to which she replied, "That is Patrick Cassidy! Say, 'Hello!' " Years later, her son Patrick had the opportunity to meet Preston. He walked up and introduced himself saying, "Hello. I'm Patrick Cassidy." Preston replied, "Yes, I know. We've already met."
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