In the year 1965 the movie that was to become one of the most successful productions in film history was first screened.
Following the enormous success of the stage musical “Sound of Music” (written and composed by Rogers and Hammerstein – the work was performed on Broadway almost 1500 times, won 6 Tony awards and sold more than 3 million records), Robert Wise produced and directed the film of the same name.

In 1965 the film was nominated for 10 Oscars and actually won 5: best film, best director, best sound recording, best script and best musical adaption. For Julie Andrews, who took the leading role, the film heralded the start of an incomparable international film career. She herself once said in an interview that she considered it an honor to have been involved in a film which had brought so much happiness to so many people.

(Quelle: salzburg.info)