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  • Actors: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett
  • Directors: Morton Da Costa
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: G
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Home Video
  • Release Date: Feb. 2 2010
  • Run Time: 177 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001B51B9M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,556 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 02/02/2010 Run time: 177 minutes Rating: G

The Music Man was one of the last great movie musicals from any studio, and it proved to be that rarest of events: a Broadway show that was measurably improved by its transition to the screen. Robert Preston made his musical debut--both live and on film--as "Professor" Harold Hill, the upbeat charlatan who promises to teach a small-town boys band by the "think system." But it's the part Preston was born to play and the one for which he will always be best remembered. Composer Meredith Willson based The Music Man on his own small-town Midwestern boyhood, circa 1912, a quasi-mythical place where the old-maid librarian looks and sings like Shirley Jones. The boy himself is an adorable Ron Howard, lisp-singing "Gary, Indiana." Willson's entire score, featuring a combination of what are now standards, such as "Goodnight My Someone" and "Till There Was You" and show-specific numbers ("Trouble," "76 Trombones"), is never less than infectious. This dazzling special edition is also as bright and sunny as any 4th of July in Iowa could ever hope to be. --Robert Windeler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Movie Crazy on June 8 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
When I purchase a Blu-Ray movie from Amazon I want to know about the quality of the picture and sound. Besides the fact that the Music Man is a great musical, the quality of the picture will blow you away. They must have used the orginal negatives because the picture is incredible. The picture jumps out at you even though its not 3D. The sound is DTS 5.1 surround sound and is great. You think you are in River City listening to Professor Harold Hill sing, "You got trouble here in River City". There is also a wonderful documentary on the making of the Music Man hosted by Shirley Jones. Would highly recommend this Blu-Ray.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Geraldine on Aug. 30 2015
Format: DVD
I had been looking forward to seeing this movie for a long, long time. What a disappointment it was.

I'm giving 2 stars instead of 1 for the acting abilities of Shirley Jones and Robert Preston but the "story" itself was SOOOOO annoying, I gave up after the first 30 minutes.

This was like sitting through one long, long parade of marching bands and goofey dialogue. The story meandered on and on aimlessly.

Obviously, it appealed to a lot of people, judging by all the positive reviews but not what I expected and not one I'll EVER watch again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 24 2002
Format: VHS Tape
I had to watch this all week in my college Theatre class, and I wanted to blow my brains out. Yes it's THAT annoying. Don't get me wrong, Robert Preston's role was incredibly challenging and I don't see how he didn't constantly get tongue-tied....Maybe it's not fair that we previously watched such greats as "Summer and Smoke" and "To Kill a Mockingbird", after those this movie is just a time waster.
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By THR on Jan. 10 2015
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
A wonderful movie, one of the best from the last days of the great movie musicals. It is a pleasure to have this now on Blue-Ray, with much improved sound and better video than my old VHS tape (almost worn out by now). Thanks to the producers for making it available in this format.
If you don't know the story of this show, here is a brief resumé: A slick travelling salesman descends upon a small town in Iowa in the early 1900s, selling a line of band instruments and uniforms. His method is simple: create fear among the townsfolk that their youngsters are headed for perdition, and can only be saved from the pool-hall by getting them involved in a 'boys band' in the town. The complication arises when he learns there is a REAL music teacher in the town--who is also the local librarian--and, in classic style, he falls in love with her, and she with him. The plot is simple and even hackneyed--it is the wonderful songs and beautifully-staged dance numbers which make this show the great film that it is.
Shirley Jones (yes, THAT Shirley Jones, unfairly typecast later in her career as the mother in moronic television series, 'The Partridge Family') has one of the loveliest and purest Broadway ingenue soprano voices you will ever hear, and is as pretty as the proverbial picture. The brainless and talentless sexpot 'stars' of today could take a lesson from her, if only they would.
Robert Preston has that 'edge' so necessary to performing this extremely difficult rôle (it is murderously hard; I know from having tried it myself in a college production), and if his voice is not that of a great lyric tenor, it matters not--much as nobody cared when watching 'My Fair Lady' that Rex Harrison was not a singer either.
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By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Oct. 20 2014
Format: Blu-ray
THE MUSIC MAN [1962] [Blu-ray] [US Release] One Of The Best Musicals Of All Time! America’s Happiest Musicals!

This joyful film of the 1,375-performance Broadway smash hit, remains an irresistible sky burst of American musical hero Robert Preston, who recreates his Tony® Award winning Broadway triumph, as con artist Harold Hill. Arriving in River City, IOWA, to form a boys band, much to the disapproval and later delight of the town librarian Marion Paroo [Academy Award® winner Shirley Jones]. Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford and 7-year old Ron Howard co-star. With Meredith Wilson’s beloved score and featuring the unforgettable “Seventy-Six Trombones” and “Till There Was You” among other marvellous melodies and is orchestrated to brilliant OSCAR® winning effect by Ray Heindorf.

FILM FACT: Awards and Nominations: Academy Awards®: Wine: Best Musical Score adaptation or treatment for Ray Heindorf. Nominated: Best Picture for Morton DaCosta. Nominated: Best Costume (color) for Dorothy Jeakins. Nominated: Best Art Direction (color) for Paul Groesse and George James Hopkins. Nominated: Best Film Editing for William H. Ziegler. Nominated: Best Sound for George Groves. Jack L. Warner, who was notorious for wanting to film stage musicals with stars other than the ones who played the roles onstage, wanted Frank Sinatra for the role of Professor Harold Hill, but Meredith Willson insisted upon Robert Preston. Cary Grant was also "begged" by Warner Bros. to play Professor Harold Hill but he declined, saying "nobody could do that role as well as Bob Preston.
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