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classic movie buff posted a review 6 years, 10 months ago


“Professor Harold Hill (Robert Preston) arrives in River City with a plan to make some money from the gullible citizens. He tells them he is organising a River City boy's band with the intention of leaving town with their money before the instruments arrive. He hasn't allowed for the fact that he will meet beautiful librarian Marian Paroo (Shirley Jones) and fall for her charms. Marian is at first very suspicious of Hill and then begins to realise he is doing a lot of good things for River City. Hill changes his plan, decides to stay and against all the odds manages to form the boy's band. The high class supporting cast includes Buddy Hackett, Paul Ford (who played the frustrated - and sometimes exasperated - Colonel Hall in the "Sergeant Bilko" TV series), Hermoine Gingold, a very young Ro” read more

classic movie buff added this to a list 6 years, 10 months ago

"ROBERT PRESTON is "The Music Man" in the film version of his sensational Broadway role. "

SuperSpongy posted a review 8 years ago

76 Trombones

“In my defense, I did see this as a stage production before the movie version. But now I'm so used to this one, I try to watch it here and there.

Robert Preston is The Music Man, the traveling, swindling salesman, who "gets his foot caught in the door", and can't rip off an off-beat town after getting attached to the people. Great music and characters and Mrs. Partridge (Shirley Jones) as Marion the Librarian.

One of my fav movies, having been a band geek and all.” read more

SuperSpongy added this to a list 8 years, 7 months ago
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