Paramount On Screen: The Music Man [G]

Paramount On Screen: The Music Man [G]

Movies | 06/2/2024 | 2:00PM

1962 | G | Runtime: 151 minutes

Seventy-six Trombones lead the big parade in one of the biggest, brightest musicals ever filmed— Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. Robert Preston encores his Broadway triumph as Professor Harold Hill; Academy Award-winner Shirley Jones stars as Marian the Librarian; and all the wonderful music, color, and small-town charm of River City, Iowa, in 1912 come to life in this charming romance of a con man who falls in love and stays when he should take the money and get out of town. But just as Hill is expecting the townspeople to realize they have been duped, he witnesses a musical miracle … which he leads as The Music Man. Based on the hit Broadway play. Academy Award for Best Music Scoring–Adaptation or Treatment. Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.

Image credits: Meredith Willson Music LLC

Did you know?

  • “Till There Was You” was recorded by The Beatles after Paul McCartney was introduced to Peggy Lee’s cover of the song. McCartney had no idea until much later it was from The Music Man.
  • On the train, several salesmen’s sample cases are in the overhead rack. At least three of them were real products: Worcester’s Dictionaries, Wister’s Balsam and Wild Cherry, and Fowle’s Humor Cure. The Tri-City Apothecary Co. featured “foreign leeches.”
  • During the piano lesson Amaryllis is seated at an upright piano with the standard 88 keys. For the reverse shot, in order to fill the entire width of the screen, the keyboard suddenly expands by 28% to approximately 112 keys.
  • Interestingly, Harold Hill’s real name is never revealed. Marcellus calls him “Gregory”, but his last name is never spoken.

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  • $ 7.00 Youth (12 & Under)
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Schedule of Events

  • June 2, 2024 | 2:00PM
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  • Robert Preston as "Harold Hill"
  • Shirley Jones as "Marian Paroo"
  • Buddy Hackett as "Marcellus Washburn"
  • Hermoine Gingold as "Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn"
  • Paul Ford as "Mayor George Shinn"
  • Pert Kelton as "Mrs. Paroo"
  • Ron Howard as "Winthrop Paroo"

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