The Music Man

"Excellent"

The Music Man Review


Robert Preston couldn't be any more perfect as Harold Hill, the smiling scoundrel who plans to trick tiny River City, Iowa out of its hard-earned cash through a bizarre plan: He creates bands using the local kids (which allegedly keeps them from getting into trouble at, gasp, pool halls and the like). Only Hill skips town with the money for the instruments before their first concert. Of course, it doesn't pan out that way when Hill falls in love... and when his detractors close in on him, well, sparks will fly. A great adaptation of a great musical, with all the parts working perfectly.


The Music Man

Facts and Figures

Run time: 151 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 19th June 1962

Box Office Worldwide: $8M

Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures

Production compaines: Warner Bros.

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Fresh: 16 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.7 / 10

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Starring: as Prof. Harold Hill, as Marian Paroo, as Marcellus Washburn, as Winthrop Paroo, as Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn, as Mayor George Shinn, Pert Kelton as Mrs. Paroo, Timmy Everett as Tommy Djilas, Susan Luckey as Zaneeta Shinn, Peggy Mondo as Ethel, Harry Hickox as Charlie Cowell, Jesslyn Fax as Avis Grubb, as Mrs. Squires, Monique Vermont as Amaryllis, Charles Lane as Constable, William Fawcett as Lester Lonnergan, Barbara Pepper as Mrs. Hawkes, as Traveling salesman on train, Hank Worden as The undertaker, Sarah Seegar as Townswoman, Milton Parsons as Farmer

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