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Maria, taking a day away from the abbey sings and makes
the hills alive with The Sound Of Music.
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Meanwhile, back at the abbey, the Mother Abbess asks Sisters
Sophia, Margaretta and Berthe how she should solve a problem
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The Mother Abbess loves Maria but has doubts about Maria's
role at the abbey. As Maria reminds the Mother Abbess
of some of her favourite things, the Mother Abbess decides
that it is best that Maria spend some time outside the abbey
looking after the children of a decorated naval captain.
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Captain Von Trapp receives Maria and presents his children
and tries to teach Maria the whistle signal for each child.
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Maria is quite sure that she cannot use a whistle to call
the children. She is less sure how to be a governess
as she explains to the children that she has never been one
before. When she hears they don't know any songs, she
starts by teaching them their Do-Re-Mi's.
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That night, Liesl, the Captain's oldest child, sneeks out of
the house to meet Rolf, the telegram delivery boy. She
is sixteen, going on seventeen, he is seventeen, going on
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As a thunderstorm rages outside, Maria bonds with the
children as she comforts the frightened children with a song
of the lonely goatherd.
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A while later, the Captain returns with some house guests,
Max, an official with the Ministry of Education and Culture
and Else, a wealthy widow who has her eye on the Captain.
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Suddenly the children turn up. They have been having
fun and are wearing 'play clothes'. It turns out the
play clothes were made by Maria out of the curtains of her
room and the Captain is horrified that the neighbourhood may
have seen his children conduct themselves without proper
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The Captain send his children off to get changed and berates
Maria. Maria, in turn, tells the Captain that he needs
to spend more time with his children. Their argument
is interrupted by the sound of singing as the children
welcome Else with a song that Maria has taught them.
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The Captain suddenly softens towards Maria as he feels
closer to his children and asks her to stay. Else
senses the competition that Maria represents and is relieved
to hear that Maria plans to return to the abbey.
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Else persuade the Captain to hold a party so that she can
meet some of his neighbours. During the party, the
Captain sees Maria trying to teach Kurt a dance. The
Captain cuts in and both Maria and the Captain enjoy the
dance a little too much. Else sees the pair dancing
and is not impressed.
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Embarrased by her feelings for the Captain, Maria is shocked
as Brigitta explains to her that the Captain loves Maria and
that Maria loves the Captain. Maria realises she has
to leave and prepares to steal away as the children say
goodnight, farewell to the guests.
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Back at the abbey, Maria eventually picks up the courage to
talk to Mother Abbess about her feelings and her conflict
between her sense of duty to God and her feelings for the
Captain. Mother Abbess explains that the abbey cannot
be used to avoid problems or feeling and that Maria must
face her questions and her future - she must Climb Ev'ry
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Back at the von Trapp villa, Max, who has been impressed by
the children's singing is trying to coach them to perform in
the upcoming Kaltzberg festival. He is trying to do so
without the knowledge of the Captain who opposes the idea of
his children performing in public.
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The Captain talks to the children and explains to them that
he and Else are to be married. They all try to sing -
but somehow the songs don't seem right without Maria.
Suddenly Maria returns from the abbey and is greeted by the
children and the Captain.
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As tensions rise ahead of the seemingly inevitable
annexation of Austria by Germany, the Captain finds his
views at odds with Max and particularly Else who are more
interested in survival than principle. Else realizes
that the relationship cannot last and calls off the brief
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The Captain now turns his attention to Maria as he realizes
why she left and why she returned. Maria acknowledges
her love for the Captain and they arrange to get married.
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The couple is married as the nuns sing in the chapel.
The newly weds then head off on their honeymoon.
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Returning from their honeymoon, Maria and the Captain are
faced with much change. Germany has annexed Germany
and a new order is sweeping Austria. Max has also
signed up the children to sing at the Kaltzberg festival.
But news also comes from Berlin that the Captain must report
to the navy of the Third Reich for a new commission.
The Captain determined to avoid this and begins to plan a
way to escape.
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The plan involves the family singing at the Kaltzberg
Festival and then slipping past the guard that has been sent
to accompany the Captain to his commission. The family
then hides in the abbey garden as the storm troopers search
the abbey building. There is a close encounter with
Rolf before the guards finally leave. But as they
leave, the roads and borders are closed. It seems that
the only escape is over the mountains.
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With the encouragement and blessing of Mother Abbess and the
nuns, the family head off to the safety that the mountains