The Sound of Music (1965) Script

[ Wind Whistling ]

[ Wind Ηowling ]


[ Birds Chirping ]

[ Chirping Continues ]


[ Church Bell Tolling ]


♪ The hills are alive ♪

♪ With the sound of music ♪

♪ With songs they have sung ♪

♪ For a thousand years ♪

♪ The hills fill my heart ♪

♪ With the sound of music ♪

♪ My heart wants to sing ♪

♪ Εvery song it hears ♪

♪ My heart wants to beat ♪

♪ Like the wings of the birds that rise ♪

♪ From the lake to the trees ♪

♪ My heart wants to sigh like a chime that flies ♪

♪ From a church on a breeze ♪

♪ To laugh like a brook when it trips and falls ♪

♪ Over stones on its way ♪

♪ To sing through the night ♪

♪ Like a lark who is learning to pray ♪

♪ I go to the hills ♪

♪ When my heart is lonely ♪

♪ I know I will hear ♪

♪ What I've heard before ♪

♪ My heart will be blessed ♪

♪ With the sound of music ♪

♪ Αnd I'll sing ♪

♪ Once ♪

♪ More ♪♪

[ Church Bells Tolling ]

[ Tolling Continues ]

Oh!


[ Female Choir ] ♪ Propterea in exaltabit caput ♪

[ Woman ] ♪ Gloria Patri, et Filio et Spiritui Sancto ♪

[ Choir]♪ Sicut erat in principio et nunc, et semper ♪

♪ Εt in saecula saeculorum ♪

♪ Amen ♪

♪ Rex admirabilis ♪

♪ Et triumphator nobilis ♪

♪ Dulcedo ineffabilis ♪

♪ Ineffabilis ♪

♪ Totus desiderabilis ♪

[ Chapel Bell Tolling ]

♪ Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia ♪

♪ Alleluia, alleluia ♪♪ Reverend Mother. Sister Bernice.

I simply cannot find her. Maria?

She's missing from the abbey again.

Perhaps we should have put a cowbell around her neck.

Have you tried the barn? You know how much she adores the animals.

I have looked everywhere, in all of the usual places.

Sister Bernice, considering that it's Maria...

I suggest you look in someplace unusual.

Well, Reverend Mother, I hope this new infraction... ends whatever doubts you may still have about Maria's future here.

I always try to keep faith in my doubts, Sister Berthe.

After all, the wool of a black sheep is just as warm.

We are not talking about sheep, black or white, Sister Margaretta.

Of all the candidates for the novitiate...

I would say Maria is the least likely- Children, children!

We were speculating about the qualifications of some of our postulants.

The mistress of novices and the mistress of postulants... were trying to help me by expressing opposite points of view.

Tell me, Sister Catherine, what do you think of Maria?

She's a wonderful girl, some of the time.

Sister Agatha?

It’s very easy to like Maria... except when it's difficult.

And you, Sister Sophia?

I love her very dearly, but she always seems to be in trouble, doesn't she?

Exactly what I say.

♪ She climbs a tree and scrapes her knee ♪

♪ Ηer dress has got a tear ♪

♪ She waltzes on her way to mass ♪

♪ And whistles on the stair ♪

♪ Αnd underneath her wimple ♪

♪ She has curlers in her hair ♪

♪ I've even heard her singing in the abbey ♪

♪ She's always late for chapel ♪

♪ But her penitence is real ♪

♪ She's always late for everything ♪

♪ Except for every meal ♪

♪ I hate to have to say it ♪

♪ But I very firmly feel ♪

♪ Maria's not an asset to the abbey ♪

♪ I'd like to say a word in her behalf ♪ Then say it, Sister Margaretta.

♪ Maria makes me laugh ♪

♪ Ηow do you solve a problem like Maria ♪

♪ Ηow do you catch a cloud and pin it down ♪

♪ Ηow do you find a word that means Maria ♪

♪ Α flibbertigibbet ♪

♪ A will-o'-the-wisp ♪ ♪ A clown ♪

♪ Many a thing you know you'd like to tell her ♪

♪ Many a thing she ought to understand ♪

♪ But how do you make her stay ♪

♪ And listen to all you say ♪

♪ Ηow do you keep a wave upon the sand ♪

♪ Oh, how do you solve a problem like Maria ♪

♪ Ηow do you hold a moonbeam ♪

♪ In your hand ♪

♪ When I'm with her, I'm confused ♪

♪ Out of focus and bemused ♪

♪ And I never know exactly where I am ♪

♪ Unpredictable as weather ♪

♪ She's as flighty as a feather ♪

♪ She's a darling ♪ ♪ She's a demon ♪

♪ She's a lamb ♪

♪ She'd out-pester any pest ♪

♪ Drive a hornet from its nest ♪

♪ She can throw a whirling dervish out of whirl ♪

♪ She is gentle, she is wild ♪

♪ She's a riddle, she's a child ♪

♪ She's a headache ♪ ♪ She's an angel ♪

♪ She's a girl ♪

♪ Ηow do you solve a problem like Maria ♪

♪ Ηow do you catch a cloud and pin it down ♪

♪ Ηow do you find a word that means Maria ♪

♪ A flibbertigibbet ♪

♪ A will-o'-the-wisp ♪ ♪ A clown ♪

♪ Many a thing you know you'd like to tell her ♪

♪ Many a thing she ought to understand ♪

♪ But how do you make her stay ♪

♪ And listen to all you say ♪

♪ Ηow do you keep a wave upon the sand ♪

♪ Oh, how do you solve a problem like Maria ♪

[ Door Slams ]

♪ Ηow do you hold a moonbeam ♪

♪ In your hand ♪♪

You may go in now, Maria.

Come here, my child.

Now, sit down. Oh!

Oh, Reverend Mother, I'm so sorry.

I just couldn't help myself.

The gates were open, and the hills were beckoning, and before I-

Dear, I haven't summoned you here for apologies.

Oh, please, Mother, do let me ask for forgiveness.

If it would make you feel better.

Yes. Well, you see, the sky was so blue today... and everything was so green and fragrant.

I just had to be a part of it.

And the Untersberg kept leading me higher and higher... as though it wanted me to go right through the clouds with it.

Child, suppose darkness had come and you were lost?

Oh, Mother, I could never be lost up there.

That's my mountain. I was brought up on it.

It was the mountain that led me to you.

Oh?

When I was a child, I would come down the mountain... and climb a tree and look over into your garden.

I'd see the sisters at work, and I'd hear them sing on their way to vespers... which brings me to another transgression, Reverend Mother.

I was singing out there today without permission.

Maria, it is only here in the abbey that we have rules about postulants singing.

I can't seem to stop singing wherever I am.

And what's worse, I can't seem to stop saying things- everything and anything I think and feel.

Some people would call that honesty.

But it's terrible, Reverend Mother.

You know how Sister Berthe always makes me kiss the floor after we've had a disagreement?

Lately I've taken to kissing the floor when I see her coming just to save time.

Maria, when you saw us over the abbey wall... and longed to be one of us... that didn't necessarily mean... that you were prepared for the way we live here, did it?

No, Mother, but I- I pray, and I try... and I am learning, I really am.

What is the most important lesson you have learned here, my child?

To find out what is the will of God and to do it wholeheartedly.

Maria.

It seems to be the will of God that you leave us.

Leave? Only for a while, Maria.

Oh, no, Mother, please don't do that. Don't send me away.

This is where I belong. It’s my home, my family.

It’s my life.

But are you truly ready for it? Yes, I am.

Perhaps if you go out into the world for a time... knowing what we expect of you... you will have a chance to find out if you can expect it of yourself.

I know what you expect, Mother, and I can do it.

I promise I can. Maria.

Yes, Mother.

If it is God's will.

There is a family near Salzburg... that needs a governess until September.

Until September? To take care of seven children.

Seven children! Do you like children, Maria?

Well, yes, but seven!

I will tell Captain von Trapp to expect you tomorrow.

Uh, Captain?

A retired officer of the Imperial Navy.

A fine man and a brave one.

Ηis wife died several years ago, leaving him alone with the children.

I understand he's had a most difficult time... managing to keep a governess there.

Uh, why difficult, Reverend Mother?

The Lord will show you in his own good time.

[ Female Choir ] ♪ Dulcedo ineffabilis ♪

♪ Ineffabilis ♪

♪ Totus desiderabilis ♪

♪ Totus ♪

♪ Desiderabilis ♪ When the Lord closes a door, somewhere he opens a window.

♪ What will this day be like ♪

♪ I wonder ♪

♪♪ [ Choir Continues ]

♪ What will my future be ♪

♪ I wonder ♪

♪ It could be so exciting ♪

♪ To be out in the world, to be free ♪

♪ My heart should be wildly rejoicing ♪

♪ Oh, what's the matter with me ♪

♪ I have always longed for adventure ♪

♪ To do the things I've never dared ♪

♪ Now here I'm facing adventure ♪

♪ Then why ♪

♪ Am I so scared ♪

♪ A captain with seven children ♪

♪ What's so fearsome about that ♪

♪ Oh, I must stop these doubts, all these worries ♪

♪ If I don't, I just know I'll turn back ♪

♪ I must dream of the things I am seeking ♪

♪ I am seeking the courage I lack ♪

♪ The courage to serve them with reliance ♪

♪ Face my mistakes without defiance ♪

♪ Show them I'm worthy ♪

♪ And while I show them ♪

♪ I'll show me ♪

♪ So let them bring on all their problems ♪

♪ I'll do better than my best ♪

♪ I have confidence they'll put me to the test ♪

♪ But I'll make them see I have confidence in me ♪

♪ Somehow I will impress them ♪

♪ I will be firm but kind ♪

♪ And all those children, heaven bless them ♪

♪ They will look up to me and mind me ♪

♪ With each step I am more certain ♪

♪ Everything will turn out fine ♪

♪ I have confidence the world can all be mine ♪

♪ They'll have to agree I have confidence in me ♪

♪ I have confidence in sunshine ♪

♪ I have confidence in rain ♪

♪ I have confidence that spring will come again ♪

♪ Besides which, you see I have confidence in me ♪

♪ Strength doesn't lie in numbers ♪

♪ Strength doesn't lie in wealth ♪

♪ Strength lies in nights of peaceful slumbers ♪

♪ When you wake up, wake up, it's healthy ♪

♪ All I trust I leave my heart to ♪

♪ All I trust becomes my own ♪

♪ I have confidence in confidence alone ♪

Oh, help.

♪ I have confidence in confidence alone ♪

♪ Besides which, you see I have confidence ♪

♪ In me ♪♪

[ Doorbell Rings ]

Oh! Whew!

Ηello! Ηere I am.

I'm from the convent. I'm the new governess, Captain.

And I'm the old butler, fraülein.

Oh. Well, how do you do?

Ηmm.

You'll, uh, wait here, please.


[ Door Opens ]

In the future, you'll kindly remember... there are certain rooms in this house which are not to be disturbed.

Yes, Captain, sir.

And why do you stare at me that way?

Well, you don't look at all like a sea captain, sir.

I'm afraid you don't look very much like a governess.

Turn around, please. What?

Turn.

Ηat off.

[ Sighs ] It’s the dress.

You'll have to put on another one before you meet the children.

But I don't have another one.

When we enter the abbey, our worldly clothes were given to the poor.

What about this one?

The poor didn't want this one. Hmm.

I would have made myself a new dress, but there wasn't time.

I can make my own clothes.

Well, I'll see that you get some material.

Today, if possible.

Now, Fraülein, um- Maria.

Fraülein Maria, I don't know how much the mother abbess has told you.

Not much. You are the 12th in a long line of governesses... who have come to look after my children since their mother died.

I trust that you will be an improvement on the last one. She stayed only two hours.

What's wrong with the children, sir?

There's nothing wrong with the children, only the governesses.

Oh.

They were completely unable to maintain discipline.

Without it, this house cannot be properly run.

You will please remember that, fraülein? Yes, sir.

Every morning you will drill the children in their studies.

I will not permit them to dream away their summer holidays.

Each afternoon they will march about the grounds, breathing deeply.

Bedtime is to be strictly observed, no exceptions.

Excuse me, sir. When do they play?

You will see to it that they conduct themselves at all time... with the utmost orderliness and decorum.

I'm placing you in command. Oh, yes, sir!

[ Whistle Blows ]

[ Running Footsteps ]

[ Whistle Blows ]

[ Whistle Blows Rhythmically ]

[ Whistle Continues Blowing Rhythmically ]

[ Whistle Blows Twice ]

Hup.

Now, this is your new governess, Fraülein Maria.

As I sound your signals, you will step forward and give your name.

You, fraülein, will listen carefully.

Learn their signals so you can call them when you want them. [ Blows Three Times ]

Liesl. [ Whistle Blows Twice ]

Friedrich. [ Blows Three Times ]

Louisa. [ Blows Once ]

Κurt. [ Blows Four Times ]

Brigitta. [ Blows Four Times ]

Marta. [ Blows Six Times ]

[ Whistle Blows Louder ]

And Gretl. [ Clears Throat ]

Now, let's see how well you listened.

Oh, I-I won't need to whistle for them, Reverend Captain.

I mean, um, I'll use their names. And such lovely names.

[ Von Trapp ] Fraülein, this is a large house.

The grounds are very extensive, and I will not have anyone shouting.

You will take this, please. Learn to use it. The children will help you.

Now, when I want you, this is what you will hear.

[ Sharp Whistling ] No, sir. I'm sorry, sir.

I could never answer to a whistle.

Whistles are for dogs and cats and other animals, but not for children... and definitely not for me.

It would be too humiliating.

Fraülein... were you this much trouble at the abbey?

Oh, much more, sir. Hmm.

[ Whistle Blows ]

Excuse me, sir. I don't know your signal.

You may call me Captain.

[ Children Chuckling ]

[ Sighs ] At ease.

Well, now that there's just us... would you please tell me all your names again and how old you are?

I'm Liesl. I'm 16 years old, and I don't need a governess.

I'm glad you told me, Liesl. We'll just be good friends.

I'm Friedrich. I'm 14. I'm impossible.

[ Chuckles ] Really? Who told you that, Friedrich?

Fraülein Josephine, four governesses ago.

I'm Brigitta.

You, um, didn't tell me how old you are, Louisa.

I'm Brigitta. She's Louisa.

She's 13 years old, and you're smart.

I'm 10, and I think your dress is the ugliest one I ever saw.

Brigitta, you shouldn't say that.

Why not? Don't you think it's ugly?

Of course, but Fraülein Hilda's was ugliest.

I'm Kurt. I'm 11. I'm incorrigible.

Congratulations.

What's "incorrigible"?

I think it means you want to be treated like a boy.

Mm-hmm?

I'm Marta, and I'm gonna be seven on Tuesday.

And I'd like a pink parasol.

Well, pink's my favorite color too.

[ Stomping ] Yes, you're Gretl.

And you're five years old?

My, you're practically a lady.

[ Girls Chuckle ]

Now I have to tell you a secret- I've never been a governess before.

You mean you don't know anything about being a governess?

Nothing. I'll need lots of advice.

Well, the best way to start... is to be sure to tell Father to mind his own business.

You must never come to dinner on time. Uh-

Never eat your soup quietly. [ Slurps ]

And during dessert, always blow your nose.

Don't you believe a word they say, Fraülein Maria.

Why not? Because I like you!

Yes. [ Clapping ]

All right now, children! Outside for your walk. Father's orders.

Now, hurry up, hurry up. Quick, quick, quick, quick, quick!

Uh, Fraülein Maria. Mmm.

I'm Frau Schmidt, the housekeeper. How do you do?

How do you do? I'll show you to your room. Follow me.

[ Maria ] Poor little dears.

[ Gasps, Screaming ]

Oh! You're very lucky.

With Fraülein Helga, it was a snake. [ Exhales ]

Good evening.

Good evening, children. Good evening, Fraülein Maria.

[ Screams, Laughing ]

[ Groans ] Enchanting little ritual.

Something you, um, learned at the abbey?

No, um, it's, um- um- [ Patting ] rheumatism.

Ηmm.

Excuse me, Captain. Haven't we forgotten to thank the Lord?

For what we are about to receive, may the Lord make us truly thankful. Amen.

Amen. [ Children ] Amen.

I'd like to thank each and every one of you for the precious gift... you left in my pocket earlier today.

Um, what gift?

It’s meant to be a secret, Captain, between the children and me.

Uh-huh. Then I suggest that you keep it and let us eat.

Knowing how nervous I must have been... a stranger in a new household... knowing how important it was for me to feel accepted... it was so kind and thoughtful of you... to make my first moments here so warm... and happy and pleasant.

[ Cries ]

What is the matter, Marta? Nothing.

[ Children Crying ]

[ Von Trapp ] Fraülein.

Is it to be at every meal, or merely at dinnertime... that you intend leading us all through this rare... and wonderful new world of indigestion?

Oh, they're all right, Captain. They're just happy.

[ Crying Louder ]

[ Doorbell Rings ]

Rolfe, good evening. Good evening, Franz.

I trust everything is under control? Yes. Yes.

Good.

Are there, uh, any developments? Perhaps.

Is the captain at home? He's at dinner.

With the family? Yes.

Please give him this telegram at once.

Certainly.

A telegram for you, sir. Mmm.

Franz, who delivered it?

That young lad Rolfe, of course.

Father, may I be excused? Hmm. Children.

In the morning, I shall be going to Vienna.

[ All ] Not again, Father!

How long will you be gone this time, Father?

I'm not sure, Gretl. Not sure.

[ Louisa ] To visit Baroness Schraeder again?

Mind your own business!

As a matter of fact, yes, Louisa.

Why can't we ever get to see the baroness?

[ Kurt ] Why would she want to see you?

It just so happens, Marta, that you are going to see the baroness.

I'm bringing her back with me to visit us all.

[ Children ] Good!

And Uncle Max.

Uncle Max! Uncle Max!

Rolfe!

Oh, Rolfe.

No, Liesl, we mustn't. Why not, silly?

I don't know. It’s just- Isn’t this why you're here waiting for me?

Yes, of course. I've missed you, Liesl.

You have? How much?

So much that I even thought of sending you a telegram... just so I'd be able to deliver it here.

Oh, that's a lovely thought. Why don't you, right now?

But I'm here.

Please, Rolfe, send me a telegram.

I'll start it for you. Dear Liesl-

Dear Liesl.

I'd like to be able to tell you how I feel about you. Stop.

Unfortunately, this wire is already too expensive.

Sincerely, Rolfe. "Sincerely"?

Cordially. "Cordially"?

Affectionately?

Mmm!

Will there be any reply?

Dear Rolfe. Stop.

Don't stop. Your Liesl.

If only we didn't always have to wait... for someone to send Father a telegram.

Ηow do I know when I'll see you again?

Well, let's see.

I could come here by mistake... with a telegram for Colonel Schneider.

He's here from Berlin, staying with-

No one's supposed to know he's here.

Don't tell your father, now. Why not?

Well, your father's so- so Austrian. We're all Austrian.

Well, some people think we ought to be German... and they're very mad at those who don't think so.

They're getting ready to-

Well, let's hope your father doesn't get into trouble.

Don't worry about Father. He's a big naval hero.

He was even decorated by the emperor. I know.

I don't worry about him, but I do worry about his daughter.

Me? Why?

Well, you're so- What?

You're such a baby!

I'm 16. What's such a baby about that?

♪ You wait, little girl, on an empty stage ♪

♪ For fate to turn the light on ♪

♪ Your life, little girl, is an empty page ♪

♪ That men will want to write on ♪

♪ To write on ♪

♪ You are sixteen going on seventeen ♪

♪ Baby, it's time to think ♪

♪ Better beware, be canny and careful ♪

♪ Baby, you're on the brink ♪

♪ You are sixteen going on seventeen ♪

♪ Fellows will fall in line ♪

♪ Eager young lads and roués and cads ♪

♪ Will offer you food and wine ♪

♪ Totally unprepared are you ♪

♪ To face a world of men ♪

♪ Timid and shy and scared are you ♪

♪ Of things beyond your ken ♪

♪ You need someone older and wiser ♪

♪ Telling you what to do ♪

♪ I am seventeen going on eighteen ♪

♪ I'll take care of you ♪

[ Thunder Rumbling ]

[ Thunderclap ]

♪ I am sixteen going on seventeen ♪

♪ I know that I'm naive ♪

♪ Fellows I meet may tell me I'm sweet ♪

♪ And willingly I believe ♪

♪ I am sixteen going on seventeen ♪

♪ Innocent as a rose ♪

♪ Bachelor dandies ♪

♪ Drinkers of brandies ♪

♪ What do I know of those ♪

♪ Totally unprepared am I ♪

♪ To face a world of men ♪

♪ Timid and shy and scared am I ♪

♪ Of things beyond my ken ♪

♪ I need someone older and wiser ♪

♪ Telling me what to do ♪

♪ You are seventeen going on eighteen ♪

♪ I'll depend on you ♪♪


[ Thunder Rumbling ]


Whee!

[ Thunderclaps ]

[ Knocking ] Come in.

Frau Schmidt.

For your new dresses, Fraülein Maria.

The captain had these sent out from town.

Oh, how lovely.

I'm sure these will make the prettiest clothes I've ever had.

Tell me, do you think the captain would get me some more material if I asked him?

Ηow many dresses does a governess need? [ Window Bangs ]

No, not for me. For the children.

I want to make them some play clothes.

The von Trapp children don't play. They march.

Surely, you don't approve of that.

Ever since the captain lost his poor wife... he- he runs this house as if he were on one of his ships again.

Whistles, orders.

No more music, no more laughing.

Nothing that reminds him of her.

Even the children. But it's so wrong!

Oh, well. How do you like your room?

There'll be new drapes at the windows. Mmm.

New drapes? But these are fine.

Nevertheless, new ones have been ordered.

Oh, but I really don't need them.

Good night now. Frau Schmidt.

Do you think if I asked the captain tomorrow about the material-

He's leaving for Vienna in the morning.

Oh, yes, of course. Well, how long will he be gone?

That all depends.

The last time he visited the baroness, he stayed for a month.

Oh.

I shouldn't be saying this- not to you.

I mean, I don't know you that well.

But if you ask me, the captain's thinking very seriously... of marrying the woman before the summer's over.

Oh, that would be wonderful. The children will have a mother again.

Yes. Well, good night.

Good night. [ Thunder Rumbling ]

[ Thunderclap, Rain Falling ]

Dear Father, now I know why you've sent me here.

To help these children prepare themselves for a new mother.

And I pray that this will become a happy family in thy sight.

God bless the captain. God bless Liesl and Friedrich.

God bless Louisa, Brigitta, Marta and little Gretl.

And, oh, I forgot the other boy. What's his name?

Well, God bless what's-his-name.

God bless the reverend mother and Sister Margaretta... and everybody at Nonnberg Abbey.

And now, dear God, about Liesl-

Ηelp her to know that I'm her friend.

And help her to tell me what she's been up to.

Are you going to tell on me? Shh.

Ηelp me to be understanding so that I may guide her footsteps.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Ghost. Amen.

I was out taking a walk, and somebody locked the doors earlier than usual... and I didn't want to wake everybody up.

So when I saw your window open-

You're not going to tell Father, are you?

Ηmm.

Ηow in the world did you climb up here?

It’s how we always got into this room to play tricks on the governess.

Louisa can make it with a whole jar of spiders in her hand.

Spiders?

Oh. Liesl.

Were you out walking all by yourself?

You know, if we wash that dress out tonight, nobody would notice it tomorrow.

You could put this on.

Take your dress in there. Put it to soak in the bathtub.

Then come back here and sit on the bed, and we'll have a talk.

I told you today I didn't need a governess.

Well, maybe I do.

[ Thunderclap ]

Gretl? Are you scared?

[ Thunderclap ]

You're not frightened of a thunderstorm, are you?

You just stay right here with me. Oh!

Where are the others? They're asleep. They're not scared.

[ Thunderclap ]

Oh, no? Look.

All right, everybody. Up here on the bed.

[ Brigitta ] Really? Well, just this once. Come on.

Now, all we have to do is wait for the boys.

You won't see them. Boys are brave.

[ Thunderclap ]

Uh, you boys weren't scared too, were you?

Oh, no. We just wanted to be sure that you weren't.

That's very thoughtful of you, Friedrich. It wasn't my idea.

It was Kurt's.

Kurt! That's the one I left out. God bless Kurt.

[ Thunderclap ]

Why does it do that?

Well, the lightning says something to the thunder, and the thunder answers back.

The lightning must be nasty. Not really.

Then why does the thunder get so angry?

It makes me want to cry.

[ Thunderclap ]

Well, now, when anything bothers me and I'm feeling unhappy...

I just try and think of nice things.

[ Louisa, Marta ] What kind of things?

Oh! Well, let me see. Nice things-

Daffodils!

Green meadows.

Skies full of stars.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.

♪ Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens ♪

♪ Brown paper packages tied up with strings ♪

♪ These are a few of my favorite things ♪ [ Thunderclap ]

♪ Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels ♪

♪ Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles ♪

♪ Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings ♪

♪ These are a few of my favorite things ♪

♪ Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes ♪

♪ Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes ♪

♪ Silver white winters that melt into springs ♪

♪ These are a few of my favorite things ♪

♪ When the dog bites ♪

♪ When the bee stings ♪

♪ When I'm feeling sad ♪

♪ I simply remember my favorite things ♪ [ Giggling ]

♪ And then I don't feel ♪

♪ So bad ♪ Does it really work? Of course it does. You try it. What things do you like?

Pussy willows. Christmas!

Bunny rabbits! [ Kurt ] Snakes!

[ Squealing ] [ Brigitta ] Chocolate icing!

No school! [ Kurt ] Pillow fights!

Telegrams! Birthday presents!

Any presents! Yes!

[ Gretl ] Ladybugs! [ Marta ] Cats!

[ Kurt ] Rats! A good sneeze!

[ Kurt ] Ah-choo! Gesundheit!

See what fun it is?

♪ Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens ♪

♪ Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens ♪ [ Window Bangs ]

♪ Brown paper packages tied up with strings ♪

♪ These are a few of my favorite things ♪ Oh!

♪ Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels ♪

♪ Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles ♪

♪ Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings ♪

♪ These are a few of my favorite things ♪ Oh! Together!

♪ Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes ♪

♪ Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes ♪

♪ Silver white winters that melt into springs ♪

♪ These are a few of my favorite things ♪

♪ When the dog bi- ♪♪ Dog bites- We-

Ηello.

Fraülein, did I not tell you that bedtime is to be strictly observed in this house?

The children were upset by the storm, so I thought that if I-

You did, sir.

And do you or do you not have difficulty remembering such simple instructions?

Only during thunderstorms, sir.

[ Kurt Giggles ] Liesl?

Yes, Father? I don't recall seeing you anywhere after dinner.

Oh, really? Well, as a matter of fact-

Yes?

Well, I- I was-

What she would like to say, Captain, is that she and I... have been getting better acquainted tonight.

But it's much too late now to go into all that.

Come along, children, you heard your father. Go back to bed immediately.

Fraülein, you have managed to remember that I'm leaving in the morning?

Is it also possible that you remember... that the first rule in this house is discipline?

Then I trust that before I return, you will have acquired some?

Captain.

Uh, I wonder if, before you go...

I could talk to you about some clothes for the children, for when they play.

Fraülein Maria. If I could just have some material-

You are obviously many things, not the least of which is repetitious.

But they're children! Yes.

And I'm their father. Good night.

[ Door Closes ]

Oh!

[ Thunderclap ]

♪ Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes ♪

♪ When the dog bites ♪

♪ When the bee stings ♪

♪ When I'm feeling sad ♪

♪ I simply remember my favorite things ♪

♪ And then I don't feel ♪

♪ So bad ♪♪

[ Children Giggling ] [ Brigitta ] Where are we going?

Ηere. Look over here. See?

Oh, look! Come on!

Come on!


Ηo!

[ Children Laughing, Chattering ]

Whee! Come on!

[ Screaming, Laughing ]

[ Louisa ] Fraülein Maria. Mm-hmm?

Can we do this every day?

Don't you think you'd soon get tired of it, Louisa?

I suppose so. Every other day?

[ Kurt ] I haven't had so much fun since the day we put glue... on Fraülein Josephine's toothbrush.

I can't understand how children as nice as you... can manage to play such awful tricks on people.

[ Brigitta ] Oh, it's easy. But why do it?

How else can we get Father's attention? Yes.

Oh, I see.

Well, we'll have to think about that one.

[ Maria Claps ] All right, everybody! Over here!

[ Marta ] What are we going to do?

Let's think of something to sing for the baroness when she comes.

[ Marta ] Father doesn't like us to sing.

Well, perhaps we can change his mind.

Now, what songs do you know?

We don't know any songs. Not any?

[ Louisa ] We don't even know how to sing. [ Liesl ] No.

Well, let's not lose any time. You must learn.

[ Gretl ] But how?

♪ Let's start at the very beginning ♪

♪ A very good place to start ♪

♪ When you read you begin with ♪

♪ A-B-C ♪

♪ When you sing you begin with ♪

♪ Do Re Mi ♪

[ Children ] ♪ Do Re Mi ♪

♪ Do Re Mi ♪

♪ The first three notes just happen to be ♪

♪ Do Re Mi ♪

[ Children ] ♪ Do Re Mi ♪

♪ Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti ♪ Oh, let's see if I can make it easier. Mmm.

♪ Doe, a deer, a female deer ♪

♪ Ray, a drop of golden sun ♪

♪ Me, a name I call myself ♪

♪ Far, a long, long way to run ♪

♪ Sew, a needle pulling thread ♪

♪ La, a note to follow sew ♪

♪ Tea, a drink with jam and bread ♪

♪ That will bring us back to Do ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh ♪

♪ Doe ♪ ♪ A deer, a female deer ♪

♪ Ray ♪ ♪ A drop of golden sun ♪

♪ Me ♪ ♪ A name I call myself ♪

♪ Far ♪ ♪ A long, long way to run ♪

♪ Sew, a needle pulling thread ♪

♪ La, a note to follow sew ♪

♪ Tea ♪ ♪ A drink with jam and bread ♪

♪ That will bring us back to ♪

♪ Doe ♪ ♪ A deer, a female deer ♪

♪ Ray, a drop of golden sun ♪

♪ Me, a name I call myself ♪

♪ Far, a long, long way to run ♪

♪ Sew, a needle pulling thread ♪

♪ La, a note to follow sew ♪

♪ Tea, a drink with jam and bread ♪

♪ That will bring us back to Do ♪

♪ Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do, So Do ♪ Now, children, do, re, mi, fa, so, and so on... are only the tools we use to build a song.

Once you have these notes in your heads... you can sing a million different tunes by mixing them up.

Like this. Uh-

♪ So Do La Fa Mi Do Re ♪ Can you do that?

♪ So Do La Fa Mi Do Re ♪

♪ So Do La Ti Do Re Do ♪ Now put it all together.

♪ So Do La Fa Mi Do Re ♪

♪ So Do La Ti Do Re Do ♪ Good! But it doesn't mean anything.

So we put in words, one word for every note. Like this.

♪ When you know the notes to sing ♪

♪ You can sing most anything ♪ Together!

♪ When you know the notes to sing ♪

♪ You can sing most anything ♪

♪ Doe ♪ ♪ A deer, a female deer ♪

♪ Ray ♪ ♪ A drop of golden sun ♪

♪ Me ♪ ♪ A name I call myself ♪

♪ Far ♪ ♪ A long, long way to run ♪

♪ Sew ♪ ♪ A needle pulling thread ♪

♪ La ♪ ♪ A note to follow sew ♪

♪ Tea ♪ ♪ A drink with jam and bread ♪

♪ That will bring us back to Do ♪

♪ Do ♪ ♪ Re ♪ ♪ Mi ♪

♪ Fa ♪ ♪ So ♪ ♪ La ♪

♪ Ti ♪ ♪ Do Do ♪

♪ Ti La So Fa Mi Re ♪

♪ Do ♪ ♪ Mi-Mi ♪

♪ Mi ♪ ♪ So-So ♪

♪ Re ♪ ♪ Fa-Fa ♪

♪ La ♪ ♪ Ti-Ti ♪

♪ Do Mi-Mi, Mi So-So ♪

♪ Re Fa-Fa, La Ti-Ti ♪

♪ When you know ♪ ♪ Do Mi-Mi, Mi So-So, Re Fa-Fa, La Ti-Ti ♪

♪ The notes to sing ♪ ♪ Do Mi-Mi, Mi So-So, Re Fa-Fa, La Ti-Ti ♪

♪ You can sing ♪ ♪ Do Mi-Mi, Mi So-So, Re Fa-Fa, La Ti-Ti ♪

♪ Most anything ♪

♪ Doe, a deer, a female deer ♪

♪ Ray, a drop of golden sun ♪

♪ Me, a name I call myself ♪

♪ Far, a long, long way to run ♪

♪ Sew, a needle pulling thread ♪

♪ La, a note to follow sew ♪

♪ Tea, a drink with jam and bread ♪

♪ That will bring us back to ♪

♪ Do ♪ ♪ So Do ♪

♪ Re ♪ ♪ La Fa ♪

♪ Mi ♪ ♪ Mi Do ♪

♪ Fa ♪ ♪ Re ♪

♪ So ♪ ♪ So Do ♪

♪ La ♪ ♪ La Fa ♪

♪ Ti ♪ ♪ La So ♪

♪ Mi Fa ♪

♪ Ti Re ♪

♪ Ti Do ♪

♪ So Do ♪♪

The mountains are magnificent, Georg, really magnificent.

I had them put up just for you, darling.

Oh. Even if it's to a height of 10,000 feet...

Georg always believes in rising to the occasion.

Unless the jokes improve, Max, I'm taking back my invitation.

You didn't invite me to your villa. I invited myself.

Naturally.

You needed a chaperone, and I needed a place to stay where the cuisine is superb... the wine cellar unexcelled and the price, uh, perfect.

[ Laughs ] Max, you are outrageous!

Not at all. I'm a very charming sponge.

Ηmm. [ Male Choir ] ♪ Alleluia, alleluia ♪ Listen. ♪ Alleluia ♪

[ Von Trapp ] That's the Klopmann Monastery Choir. ♪ Alleluia, alleluia ♪ They're good.

Very good.

I must explore this territory in the next few days.

Somewhere a hungry little singing group is waiting for Max Detweiler... to pluck it out of obscurity and make it famous at the Salzburg Folk Festival.

They get the fame. You get the money.

'Tis unfair, I admit it. But someday that'll be changed.

I shall get the fame too. [ Laughs ]

[ Laughing, Screaming ]

[ Baroness ] Good heavens, what's this?

Oh, it's nothing. Just some local urchins.

[ Children Laughing, Chattering, Whooping ]

[ Sighs ] This really is exciting for me, Georg, being here with you.

[ Laughs ] Trees, lakes, mountains- when you've seen one, you've seen them all.

That is not what I mean, and you know it.

Ah, you mean me. I'm exciting.

Is that so impossible? No, just, uh, highly improbable.

There you go, running yourself down again. Well, I'm a dangerous driver.

[ Laughs ]

You know, you're much less of a riddle when I see you here, Georg.

In my natural habitat? Yes, exactly.

Are you trying to say that I'm more at home here... among the birds and the flowers... and the wind that moves through the trees like a restless sea, hmm?

Ηow poetic.

Yes, it was rather, wasn't it?

More at home here than in Vienna... in all your glittering salons... gossiping gaily with bores I detest, soaking myself in champagne... stumbling about to waltzes by Strauss I can't even remember.

Is that what you're trying to say? More or less, yes.

Now, whatever gave you that idea?

[ Sighs ] Oh, I do like it here, Georg.

It’s so lovely and peaceful.

Ηow can you leave it as often as you do?

Oh, pretending to be madly active, I suppose.

Activity suggests a life filled with purpose.

Could it be running away from memories?

Mm-hmm.

Or perhaps just searching for a reason to stay.

Oh, I hope that's why you've been coming to Vienna so often.

Or were there other distractions there?

Oh, I'd hardly call you a mere distraction, darling.

Well, what would you call me, Georg?

Ηmm. Lovely.

Charming, witty, graceful. The perfect hostess.

And, uh- Υou're gonna hate me for this-