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The Music Man

The Music Man(1962)

Remind Me

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  • River City was based on Meredith Wilson's home town of Mason City, Iowa. The movie had its world premiere there.
  • Shirley Jones was pregnant during filming.
  • The Buffalo Bills were the 1950 International Champion Medalist Quartet of the S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A., the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America.
  • Frank Sinatra was Warner Brothers' first choice to play Harold Hill.
  • Even though Robert Preston had created the role of Harold Hill on Broadway, he was considered as too old to play opposite S'hirley Jones' ' "Marian the Librarian" on the screen. It was only after numerous other actors had refused the role that he was allowed to reprise his performance.

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