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): 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: I always think there's a band, kid.


Salesman on train: How far you going, friend?
Harold Hill: Wherever the people are as green as the money... friend.


Mrs. Shinn: Now, George!
Mayor Shinn: Not one poop out of you, Madame!
Mrs. Shinn: [turning to Zaneeta] I think he means "peep"!
Mayor Shinn: [looks back] *Yes!*


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Facts about

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.
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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