Released in 1965, The Sound of Music was a musical film starring Julie Andrews that told the story of a young Austrian woman studying to become a nun, who is sent to be a governess to the seven children of a retired naval officer. Read on to see if you knew any of these facts about the film!
1. Christopher Plummer hated the Movie.
Captain Von Trapp hated the Movie so much he called it The Sound Of Mucus.
2. During filming Friedrich grew 6 inches.
At the beginning of filming he was 5ft3 but by the end he was 5ft9!
3. During the mountain Scene Julie Andrews kept falling over.
“This was a jet helicopter,” she said.“And the down draft from those jets was so strong that every time … the helicopter circled around me and the down draft just flattened me into the grass. And I mean flattened. It was fine for a couple of takes, but after that you begin to get just a little bit angry… And I really tried. I mean, I braced myself, I thought, ‘It’s not going to get me this time.’ And every single time, I bit the dust.”
4. In real life, the Von Trapps didn’t escape over a mountain.
They took the train to Italy, if they had of escaped over the mountain they would have ended up in Germany where Hitler occupied.
5. During the song ‘sixteen going on seventeen’ Carr injured herself.
She fell through the glass in the gazebo and injured her ankle!