The Music Man (1962)

It's the early twentieth century American Midwest. A con man currently going by the assumed name Harold Hill has used several different schemes to bilk the unsuspecting, and now travels from town to town pretending to be a professor of music - from Gary (Indiana) Conservatory of Music, class of '05 - who solves all the respective towns' youth problems by forming boys' marching bands. He takes money from the townsfolk to buy instruments, music, instructional materials, and uniforms for their sons. However, in reality he has no degree and knows nothing about music, and after all the materials arrive and are distributed, he absconds with all the money, never to be seen again. Many of the traveling salesmen in the territory have been negatively impacted by him, as the townsfolk then become suspicious of any stranger trying to sell them something. For Harold's scheme to work, he must gain the trust of the local music teacher, usually by wooing her, regardless of her appearance. And if the ...
Genres:  ComedyFamilyMusicalRomance
Actors:  Robert PrestonShirley JonesBuddy Hackett
Directors:  Morton DaCosta
Countries:  USA
Writers:  Meredith WillsonFranklin Lacey
Runtime: 2h 31min
Release: 19 June 1962
IMDb: 7.7

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