The Music Man

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The Music Man

The story of that man and his 76 trombones, and the wonderful, wonderful tune he played on every heart in town!

19622 h 31 min

A con man comes to an Iowa town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan.

Director Morton DaCosta
Runtime 2 h 31 min
Release Date 19 June 1962
Movie Status
Movie Rating Not rated
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Conman Professor Harold Hill (Preston) mesmerizes a small Iowa town with his vision of a uniformed marching band in this delightful musical. Things don’t go quite according to plan when the librarian (Jones) convinces the Mayor (Ford) that he has to deliver what he promised.
Library Focus: 
The young and beautiful spinster, Marian the Librarian (Jones) makes the perfect stereotype of a small-town librarian. Mrs. Shinn (Gingold), the mayor’s wife, denounces Marian for giving her daughter “smutty books” like The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Later Marian rips a page out of a library book to prevent the Mayor from uncovering one of Professor Hill’s lies. This movie, and the play that proceeded it, have forever engraved the name of “Marian the Librarian” on our profession. Despite her depiction as a stereotype hair-in-a-bun spinster, Marian presents a very positive image for librarians who are willing to fight against censorship. Admittedly, she does suffer one rather major lapse in her professional ethics when she rips a page out of a book to protect Prof. Hill, but this only proves that even librarians are only human. * Image copyright of Internet Movie Database.