If you thought the Oscars was the last time you were going to have to hear music from The Sound of Music this year, think again. The musical celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, as it was released on March 2, 1965.
The film singlehandedly saved 20th Century Fox from bankruptcy, following the financial disaster that was Cleopatra. It made an astonishing $158.6 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo and was a smash hit during the waning days of the musical genre’s popularity.
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