The Music Man

The Music Man
The Music Man
  • G
  • 2h 32m
  • 1962
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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.

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Common Sense Says
Glorious production with gorgeous music, dancing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's not much that's objectionable for kids in this classic musical The Music Man. There's oblique speculation by the "Pick a Little, Talk a Little" ladies and by Harold and Marcellus about why the elderly gentleman donated the library building to the city but left the books to Marian, as well as criticism of the "raciness" of the books she recommends. Harold's song about the "Sadder but Wiser Girl for Me" describes (in G-rated terms) his preference for women with some sexual experience.

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Additional Info

  • Release Date:July 6, 1962
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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