Music Man, The
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Music Man, The
-- Rousing screen version of Meredith Willson's Broadway musical about Professor Harold Hill (Robert Preston), a smooth-talking con-man who tries to swindle an Iowa community by spinning dreams of a school marching band, but love pushes larceny out of his heart when he falls for the town librarian (Shirley Jones). Directed by Morton Da Costa, the show revolves around the irrepressibly energetic Preston, supported by a strong cast (Pert Kelton, Paul Ford and little Ronny Howard), nostalgic bits of 1912 Iowa corn and Willson's lovely yet lively song-and-dance numbers, including the show-stopping "76 Trombones." Fine family fare, though a bit long for small attention spans. (A-I) (G)
These movies have been evaluated for artistic merit and moral suitability by the media reviewing division of Catholic News Service. The reviews include the CNS rating, the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and a brief synopsis of the movie.
The classifications are as follows:
A-I -- general patronage;
A-II -- adults and adolescents;
A-III -- adults;
L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. L replaces the previous classification, A-IV.
O -- morally offensive.
Note: Some movies previously were designated A-IV. Older films with this classification should be regarded as classified L.