All about the trapp family years after the film the sound of music. The truth about the sound of music family bbc news. Released in 1965, the sound of music is the fifth highest grossing film of all time. The most factual version of the trapp family ive seen is the original german movie. Whereas by the time that german movie was altered into out beloved. While the sound of music was generally based on the first section of marias book the story of the trapp family singers published in 1949. A life of music and the overall approach taken by the movies writing team in crafting the movies script are equally important to its presentation. The trapp family became one of the most successful german films of the 1950s.
In light of the passing of heather menziesurich, who starred as. The story of the trapp family singers was a hit on stage and screen in the united states, it was a successful west german movie. With matthew macfadyen, eliza bennett, rosemary harris, yvonne catterfeld. The story of the trapp family singers was a popular german. Like many people, i was just a kid when i first saw this classic movie. Stowe mountain lodge trapp family lodge in vermont. The trapp family 1961 an austrian convent girl ruth leuwerik teaches a barons hans holt seven singing children, and they all flee the nazis. This is a true story that takes place years before when. Under marias guidance the family becomes a nationallyacclaimed singing. This movie is highly enjoyable, and in many ways, i prefer this to the. Situated in beautiful stowe, vermont, the trapp family lodge is a luxury mountain resort featuring austrianinspired architecture and europeanstyle accommodations.
The trapp family 1956 wolfgang liebeneiner synopsis. Rupert born in 1911 practiced as a medical doctor until the mid80s and died at the age of 80. A life of music recounts the tale of a large, loving, musically talented family in 1930s austria. It was so popular that it ran on unbroken release at. Overview of the trapp family, 1961, directed by wolfgang liebeneiner, with ruth leuwerik, hans holt, josef meinrad, at turner classic movies. They also performed in the united states before emigrating there permanently during world war ii to escape the deteriorating situation in austria. The family was already musically inclined before maria arrived, but she did teach them to. When it was released 50 years ago, the sound of music became one of the most successful films of all time. The names, ages, and sexes of the children were changed. The family achieved fame in their original singing career in their native austria during the interwar period. The baron and maria fall in love, maria leaves the convent and they marry. Hammerstein, the robert wisedirected movie is based on the early chapters of marias 1949 memoir, the story of the trapp family singers.89 1192 465 1443 1376 982 103 920 579 980 1417 307 1415 341 55 593 46 428 1254 1304 1031 1397 282 467 1506 600 1329 896 1133 1136 387 1266 105 565 1100 46 214